Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming star in this dark comedy by Samuel Beckett, don’t miss Endgame tickets
A new production of Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame will be performed at the Old Vic Theatre in early 2020. The play stars Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming, and will be directed by Richard Jones.
Beckett’s macabre comedy was first performed in 1957 at London’s Royal Court Theatre, and the play has since been performed numerous times, often wit high-profile actors taking one of the four roles. Mark Rylance, Miriam Margolyes, and Elaine Strich have all been part of productions. Endgame is considered Beckett’s greatest play, alongside Waiting for Godot.
Endgame stars Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming as Clov and Hamm. They are joined by Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson as Nell and Nagg, Hamm’s parents.
Daniel Radcliffe returns to the Old Vic after his turn in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in 2017. Radcliffe’s other stage work includes The Cripple of Inishman and Equus. His well-known film work includes the title role of the Harry Potter franchise, The Woman in Black, and Kill Your Darlings.
Alan Cumming has had a long career of acclaimed stage work, including his Olivier Award-winning performance in Accidental Death of an Anarchist in 1990 and as Mac the Knife in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera. Cumming has also starred in Cabaret as the Emcee multiple times, earning a Tony Award for his performance in 1998.
Jane Horrocks is perhaps best known for her time as Bubble and Katy Grin in beloved BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She is also known for originating in the title role in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, for which she was nominated for the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Actress, and for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for the same role in the 1998 film adaptation.
Karl Johnson has had a prolific career on both stage and screen, with recognisable roles including the title role in Derek Jarman’s 1993 film Wittgenstein and Twister Turrill in BBC costume drama Lark Rise to Candleford.
Director Richard Jones has had a long career in both opera and theatre. His recent credits include The Hairy Ape, Into the Woods, and The Twilight Zone.
This production of Endgame will be performed in a double bill with Beckett’s lesser-performed work Rough for Theatre II.
A play in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die, Endgame at the Old Vic Theatre is the hot ticket to get for 2020. The play began performances on January 27th.
The age recommendation for Endgame is 14+