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Visit London Asks: Star Turns on the London Stage – Hit or Miss?

Waiting for Godot, London's Royal Haymarket TheatreTwo giants of stage and screen are currently starring in Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are rare beasts – both are serious thesps and sci-fi/fantasy movie heroes (or villains).

Of course, Waiting for Godot comes down firmly on the side of thought-provoking theatre; existential musings punctuated with moments of lightness and laughter. As you’d expect, these two master actors captivate the audience and Simon Callow’s Pozzo is well worth a special mention too.

But could I forget who the actors were and simply see the characters without the stardust?

The London theatre scene has become popular with movie actors, celebrities and wannabes from Nicole Kidman to Abi Titmuss.

Have you seen a big name on the London stage? Were they a hit or a miss?