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    balances comic absurdity with despair
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Endgame tickets

The Old Vic Theatre has decided to cancel all remaining performances of Endgame from 16th March due to public health concerns over Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming star in a Samuel Beckett double bill: Endgame and Rough for Theatre II. Catch this starry revival at the Old Vic from 27 January 2020.

Samuel Beckett's one-act play Endgame is among his most famous and acclaimed works. The macabre comedy premiered at the Royal Court theatre in 1957. The playwright was very specific that his stage directions be followed in all ensuing productions. Rough for Theatre II (also known by the title Theatre II) is one of Beckett's short plays, written around 1960. It is rarely performed.

Alan Cumming (Bent, The Threepenny Opera) stars as Hamm alongside Daniel Radcliffe (Equus, The Cripple of Inishmaan) as Clov, with support from Jane Horrocks (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice) and Karl Johnson (Peterloo).

Richard Jones (The Hairy Ape, Into the Woods) directs.

This darkly delicious double bill of Endgame and Rough for Theatre II is brought to life by a leading pair of phenomenal actors. Catch it at the Old Vic from 27 January 2020.

Performance dates: 27 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)

Age recommendation: Recommended 14+

Special notice: Fans of Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe shouldn’t miss another chance to see him on the London stage. Adults and older children will enjoy this double bill by the legendary Samuel Beckett. Please note that the play features infrequent strong language.

Latest audience reviews

Rough for Theatre II starts the programme, with Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming playing two civil servant-types,... More

u2fancat Top 200 reviewer29 Feb 2020

Rough for Theatre II starts the programme, with Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming playing two civil servant-types, performing a sort of biographical analysis on a fellow who spends the play standing in a window that he's obviously about to jump out of. I hadn't actually ever seen this before, but know enough about Beckett to read up about the material before I see it. It helps. Because with Beckett, you don't get any exposition, hardly any plot, and any explanation that slips through is twisted enough to make you ponder. He makes you work for it - well, I love a challenge. Not sure the others in my group all felt the same! Several had never seen Beckett before, and didn't have a clue what to expect - well, weren't they in for a shock. As we discussed at the interval, which comes between the plays. Endgame, naturally, was a bit of a marathon for some - me, I love this utterly bleak depiction of the desolation of old age / infirmity. And for both plays, I have to say, I loved the production - which brings out the humour very strongly. They play their parts superbly - Daniel Radcliffe, as Clov, is a revelation, after all the po-faced productions I've seen. If you love Beckett, this is an excellent production of it. If you hate Beckett, this won't change your opinion.

u2fancat Top 200 reviewer29 Feb 2020

Whilst the show was very well acted, it didn't make much sense to me, there isn't really much in the... More

emilygami Top 50 reviewer01 Feb 2020

Whilst the show was very well acted, it didn't make much sense to me, there isn't really much in the way of story and I didn't really get the humour

emilygami Top 50 reviewer01 Feb 2020
SCSenior 11 Mar 2020

Weird, funny, grotesque and did I say weird? If you want a story play, one that goes from A to B, then... More

markh25 09 Mar 2020

Weird, funny, grotesque and did I say weird? If you want a story play, one that goes from A to B, then this isn't for you. If you want thought-provoking wordplay, then do go. Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe were both sensational. It's wizard, Harry.

markh25 09 Mar 2020

Absolutely brilliant, 2 shows for the price of one. Fast and clever word play by two excellent actors.... More

jackyc1 03 Mar 2020

Absolutely brilliant, 2 shows for the price of one. Fast and clever word play by two excellent actors. Cummings on fire as the stage stealing, acerbic Ham and Radcliffe creates a superbly funny Clov, underpinned by such sadness and desperation. Horrocks and Johnson are bleak as Clov's parents, no idea why theylive in dustbins!

jackyc1 03 Mar 2020
victorias8 29 Feb 2020
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