About Endgame

Old Vic, London
Booking to 28 March 2020
No longer booking

Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series) return to the stage in Samuel Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die, directed by Richard Jones (The Hairy ApeInto the Woods).

Endgame will be presented in a double bill with Beckett’s rarely seen short play Rough for Theatre II, performed by members of the company.

Endgame is booking from 1 February 2020 until 28 March 2020 at the Old Vic Theatre, London.

NOTE: 15 March 2020: This production has now closed. If you have tickets for the remainder of the run please contact your point of seller.

What’s the Story?

In a bare room, Hamm, an old, blind tyrant, is locked in a stalemate with his servant Clov. Interrupted 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.

Endgame will be presented with Beckett’s Rough for Theatre II as a double bill, performed by members of the company.

Who’s in it? Endgame Cast

Alan Cumming will play Hamm in Endgame. The Tony Award-winning actor’s extensive stage work includes his portrayal of the Emcee in Cabaret in the 1990s, playing the role in the West End and on Broadway; the titular role in Macbeth and The Seagull; The Bacchae in Edinburgh, London and New York. His best-known film roles include his performances in Emma, GoldenEye, the Spy Kids trilogy, Son of the Mask, and X2. His television credits include The Good Wife and he is currently starring int he CBS series Instinct.

Daniel Radcliffe will play Clov in Endgame. Having played the title role in the Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011, Radcliffe is a recognisable actor around the world, however he made his acting debut in a BBC adaptation of David Copperfield. Previous theatre credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Old Vic, The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Noel Coward Theatre and Alan Strang in Equus at the Gielgud Theatre.

The cast is completed by Jane Horrocks (King LearAbsolutely Fabulous) and Karl Johnson (King LearMum).

Creative Team

Playwright Samuel Beckett.

Directed by Richard Jones with set & costume by Stewart Laing, lighting by Adam Silverman, sound by Fergus O’Hare, movement by Sarah Fahie and casting by Jessica Ronane.


‘Daniel Radcliffe gives his best stage performance yet’ – Evening Standard
‘Alan Cumming is bitter and brilliant’ – The Times
‘Laugh out loud… Wonderfully cock-eyed and thought-provoking’ – The Independent
‘Deftly bringing out the humour in Samuel Beckett’s lines, the two actors bring fresh life to a tale of imminent doom’ – The Guardian

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 28 March 2020


Important Notes

Running time: approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Venue Information

Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501

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