Godot is a Woman


  • Pleasance Courtyard - Forth
  • 15:35
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Silent Faces in association with The Pleasance
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


The ‘unmissable’ ***** (Reviews Hub) 2022 Fringe hit returns! Since Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot, he and his estate have notoriously challenged – often legally – non-male companies that wish to perform it. A whip-smart interrogation of gender, authorial copyright and the cultural significance of Madonna's 1989 album Like a Prayer, Silent Faces return with their trademark style of playful, political, physical theatre. 'Cheeky and geeky' **** (Guardian). ‘Extremely clever’ **** (Scotsman). 'Richly comic' **** (Stage).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in cobbled courtyard. Access to space via locked lift, please notify venue ahead of your visit if you require use of the lift and ask at Info Shed upon arrival for access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 17 August, 27 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

M 34 days ago

Saw this on a recommendation: don't know Beckett or his works. Really enjoyed the clowning and comedy, not so much the court room drama (understand why it is included). The dancing and music great.

Julie Phillips 40 days ago

Exceptional 5*. Clever, funny and well performed.

Leonard Bacica 40 days ago

This is the discovery of the Fringe for me. I have heard of the show but wasn't sure what to expect. Well, expect perfection, because this show delivers it! Silent Faces have taken a bad experience and absolutely turned it on its head in a show that is smart, funny, subversive, political, excellently written, and superbly delivered! It imitates Beckett but adds to it, it tells a perfectly well-rounded story in sketch format, and only people who have done sketches know how hard that is. Cordelia, Josie, and Jack are natural-born entertainers, and I hope to see a lot more of their work soon.

Albert Lin 43 days ago

Love the clowning, dancing, and comedy. I was a bit worried that it would in fact be all waiting, but your patience will be amply rewarded. Highly recommend if you enjoy Godot and social justice! :)

Sharron Brannen 44 days ago

What a wonderful show- brilliant clowning that had us hooked from the first! This trio are so at home with one another on stage their enjoyment of performing together is part of the fun- loved the journey they took us on - a fantastic feminist message or more accurately a plea for equality and humanity for all with more than nod at Godot and a nudge for Samuel Becket Estate to get up to speed!

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The Edinburgh Reporter (5/5 stars) 39 days ago

to create a play as multi-layered, funny and well acted as Godot is a Woman is nothing short of remarkable. The standing ovation the cast received from the audience when I was there bore full witness to that.

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