Jane Horrocks & Karl Johnson join Alan Cumming & Daniel Radcliffe in Samuel Beckett's Endgame at the Old Vic Theatre

CASTING: Jane Horrocks & Karl Johnson join Alan Cumming & Daniel Radcliffe in Endgame

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Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson will join, as previously announced, Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe in the Old Vic’s forthcoming revival of Samuel Beckett’s 1957 classic Endgame.

The new production, directed by Richard Jones, runs from 27 January to 28 March 2020, with a press night on 4 February. It runs in a double bill with Beckett’s rarely seen 1960 short play Rough for Theatre II, performed by members of the company.

‘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, is locked in a stalemate with his servant Clov. Interrupted only 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.

Alan Cumming is Hamm opposite Daniel Radcliffe as Clov with Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson as the dustbin-bound Nell and Nagg. Endgame is designed by Stuart Laing, with lighting by Adam Silverman, sound by Fergus O’Hare and movement by Sarah Fahie.

Bios

Jane Horrocks – Theatre includes: King Lear (The Old Vic); The Room/Family Voices, Absurd Person Singular, Sweet Panic (West End); East is East (West End/ UK tour); The Rise And Fall of Little Voice (National Theatre/West End); Cabaret (Donmar); Instructions for Correct Assembly, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Road (Royal Court); If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Annie Get Your Gun, The Good Soul of Szechuan (Young Vic); Cotton Panic (Manchester International Festival). Television includes: The Singapore Grip, Trollied, The Road to Coronation Street, Gracie!, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, The Street, Never Mind The Horrocks, Absolutely Fabulous. Film includes: Sunshine On Leith, Chicken Run, Corpse Bride, Life Is Sweet, Little Voice, The Witches.

Karl Johnson – Theatre includes: King Lear, As You Like It (The Old Vic); Noises Off (The Old Vic/West End); Girl from the North Country, Barking in Essex (West End); Hamlet (Barbican); Frankenstein, Scenes from the Big Picture, The Seafarer, The Walls, Cardiff East, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, Uncle Vanya, The Mysteries, Animal Farm (National Theatre); The Night Heron, Boy Gets Girl, The Weir (Royal Court). Television includes: King Lear, Mum, Dickensian, Plebs, Call the Midwife, Merlin. Film includes: Dream Horse, Peterloo, Death of Stalin, Kaleidescope, Mr Turner, The Pier – Award for Best Actor at Zadar IFF Croatia, Jubilee, The Tempest.

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