‘Go and get two bicycle-wheels.’
‘There are no more bicycle-wheels.’
‘What have you done with your bicycle?’
‘I never had a bicycle.’
Nothing stirs outside. In a bare room, Hamm, old and blind, is locked in a stalemate with his servant Clov. Interrupted only by the nostalgic musings of Hamm’s ancient, dustbin-dwelling parents, this bleakly funny double act cling stubbornly to their routine of casual savagery and mutual dependence.
Richard Jones (The Hairy Ape, Into the Woods) directs Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Cabaret), Daniel Radcliffe (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Harry Potter film series), Jane Horrocks (King Lear, Absolutely Fabulous) and Karl Johnson (King Lear, Mum) in Samuel Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die.
Endgame will be presented in a double bill with Beckett’s rarely seen short play Rough for Theatre II, in which two men discuss the fate of the other man in the room, who never speaks. This will be performed by members of the company.