Stumped photo on Stagedoor

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A game of cricket. Two of the greatest playwrights. And maybe even time for some tea.

Stumped photo on Stagedoor
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Fri 16 Jun - Sat 22 Jul 2023, 2.5pm & 7.45pm Captioned: Wed 12 Jul, 7.45pm Thu 13 Jul, 2.45pm

Runtime: 1h 10m

About Stumped

Before Samuel Beckett became the playwright universally known for Waiting for Godot, he was a cricketer. He is still the only Nobel prize-winner to feature in the pages of Wisden as a first-class player. His friend and fellow Nobel prize-winner, Harold Pinter, whose best known works include The Birthday Party and Betrayal, described cricket as ‘the greatest thing that God created on earth’. This brilliantly witty new play stars Stephen Tompkinson as Samuel Beckett (Brassed Off, Drop the Dead Donkey, DCI Banks, Wild at Heart) and Andrew Lancel (The Bill, Coronation Street) as Harold Pinter. Stumped gives a wonderful insight into what the friendship between these two great men may have looked like. As well as being a beautiful tribute to their writing, the theatre of the absurd, and of course their love for the game of cricket.