Q What are you doing right now?
A I've just been for a costume fitting for a biopic of Charles Haughey I'm filming for TV. I play Jim Tunney.
Q What's Waiting for Godot about then?
A It's about two guys waiting for someone with whom they have an appointment. He tells them to meet at a tree in the evening before night falls. And so they wait there for him.
Q What's your role in the play?
A I play the character of Vladimir. With Beckett's work... it's more about getting the rhythms right.
Q What are you looking forward to most in this year's festival?
A One of the beauties of festivals is that there's a chance to see each other's work and meet other artists.
Q Do you have any superstitions about going on stage?
A I just try to be warmed up physically and vocally.
Q What's your desert island book?
A The Beckett Trilogy – Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable.
Waiting for Godot runs at the Lyric Theatre until Wednesday.