One of the many highlights will be the return of actor, broadcaster Peter Marinker with Returning to Godot in which he’ll talk about the foundation of The Godot Company, in 2004 with John Calder, Samuel Beckett’s publisher and creating the character of Vladimir in a recent acclaimed London production.  Waiting for Godot is considered one of the most significant plays of the 20th century. Peter will also perform some of the key speeches and passages from the play.

Peter is no stranger to BIG LIT, having established himself as a firm favourite over the last couple of years, celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death last year in intriguing fashion with readings from Shakespeare’s early sonnets to the beautiful cross-dressing womaniser, The Earl of Southampton!

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Excitement mounts in Gatehouse of Fleet as it prepares for the seventh year of BIG LIT: The Stewarty Book Festival (April 20th – 23rd).  What began as a modest festival-in-a-day is now a mighty four day festival of wall to wall events, featuring literature in all its cunning guises. This year it headlines the self-styled ‘People’s  Potato’,  inimitable poet comedian, John Hegley with his show, Peace Love and Potatoes. The show has toured extensively in England but has its Scottish premier with this trip to the Dumfries region

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