"visually and verbally vivid"
-The Guardian-

"Beckett, I think, would have approved."

"balances comic absurdity with despair"
-The Evening Standard-

Sorry, Endgame closed on 28 Mar 2020

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About the show

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).

The Old Vic's latest season boasts some incredible talent. In Endgame, Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming star as a pair of companions in a disjointed world of their own. The play is presented as part of a Samuel Beckett double bill with Rough for Theatre II. Catch this deliciously bizarre revival at the Old Vic from 27 January 2020.

Beckett's single-act piece Endgame is one of his most famous and frequently visited works. A macabre comedy quite unlike anything else, it had its premiere at the Royal Court in 1957. Rough for Theatre II (or Theatre II) is one of the playwright's short plays and was written around 1960. In contrast to Endgame, it is rarely revived.

Alan Cumming (The Threepenny Opera, Bent) plays the part of Hamm while Daniel Radcliffe (Equus, The Cripple of Inishmaan) performs Clov. They are joined by Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson.

Direction comes from Richard Jones (The Hairy Ape, Into the Woods).

Full of dark humour and surrealism, Endgame and Rough for Theatre II together are a must-see. Don't miss this chance to see two giants of the stage perform this double bill when it comes to the Old Vic from 27 January 2020.

Who Should See It?

Loved Radcliffe in the Harry Potter films, or onstage in The Cripple of Inishmaan? You won't want to miss this chance to see him performing this touchstone of literature alongside the supremely talented Alan Cumming. Please be aware that infrequent strong language is used throughout the play.

Playing at

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
Seating Plan

Old Vic Theatre seating plan

Booking period

27th Jan 2020

27th Nov 2020

28th Mar 2020

Running time

2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)


Recommended 14+