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By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Richard Jones
Starring Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe

‘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, an old, blind tyrant confined to a wheelchair, is locked in a stalemate with his servant Clov. Interrupted only by the nostalgic musings of Hamm’s ancient parents, this bleakly funny double act cling stubbornly to their routine of casual savagery and mutual dependence.

Richard Jones directs Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die.

VIP tickets available: £150 seats include a free programme and drink (a choice of one of 175ml house wine, pint of house beer or soft drink). Redeemed at box office with ticket.

Customer Reviews

4.0
9 reviews
Smithige
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27 Feb 2020

Rough for Theatre 2 was simply amazing performed so very well and not how some Beckett is performed almost dreary. Both were on top form. Endgame was very different form other performances I'd seen. A great interpretation and the world they brought to life was a great version. Toweringly high walls.

Paul J
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25 Feb 2020

I had no idea what I was going to see. Had heard of beckett but didnt know his plays. The experience was one I'll never forget. The dash across Waterloo bridge to get there early enough to get a drink and pick up tix was mildly stressful (give yourself more time than I did. Very slick tix collection, super quick drinks service. I loved the theatre itself. Ornate but not too elaborate. Seats just the right side of uncomfortable. The buzz of excitement from a packed house was great. The first play I got a bit lost but a quick google at the interval filled in the gaps and I was able to appreciate what I'd just seen. Cummings was fantastic, comical and Radcliffe was good in support but AC stole the show. 25 mins in and we were at the intermission which confused me until I remembered it was a double bill. The main play endgame was truly memorable. DR was good in his role as Clov a suitable support to AC's Hamm. So much dialogue and so many soliloquies for AC. He was flawless and it was effortless for him as he carried the complex language with an competence that youd expect. Lots of funny bits. Karl Johnson and jane horrocks popped their heads out of two dustbins (hamms parents) at the front of the stage. Their touching relationship was heart warming and naughty as JH tried to entice her hubby into hankypanky. Hilarious. I could have watched her all day but her part was small (shame). The play was built around the complex and coercive control Hamm has over Clov. Touching, but disturbing. Absorbing and thought provoking. I'd never seen a beckett play before. I'll know what to expect next time. Old vic, thank you for the experience.

KALLUM MARSDEN
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25 Feb 2020

Only go to this play if you are sensationally up yourself in your 'arty'ness, love to laugh at mindboggling unfunny 'gags' and enjoy self-loathing tripe. Read about Samuel Beckett plays before you go to see this play. Impossibly unenjoyable. I would have loved to have fallen asleep, in the warm, delightful theatre but sadly the 'action' on set was keeping me awake. Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Cummings and the 2 other cast members were excellent - geniunely terrific acting. It's such a shame they were involved with Samuel Beckett's drivel. Move on lads!

Libbie Barr
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21 Feb 2020

Fabulous inventive afternoon, beautifully and artfully performed and stunning to look at. I loved both very differing pieces. A terrific matinee.

Argy
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19 Feb 2020

No words for the performances! Astounding, breathtaking really

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Duration

2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

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Suitable For Children

Suitable for ages 14+

When Can I Go

Previews from 27 January 2020, press night 4 February 2020

Where Do I Go

The Old Vic

The Cut, London

SE1 8NB 

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