Even in this vision of hell, Beckett makes us laugh and gasp

- The Telegraph UK

Waiting for death in a world without hope has never been more hilarious than in Beckett’s renowned modern masterpiece, starring multi-award winners Colin Friels and Luke Mullins.

Sheltering in a bare room, four little lives look out on a desolate world. Hamm is a blind old tyrant, immobile and unmoved. His aged parents, Nagg and Nell, live in dustbins with nothing but their fading memories, as downtrodden servant Clov hobbles about performing his ritual duties. Endgame paints a bleak portrait, but with its mix of comedy and tragedy, humanity and despair, Beckett gives us that rare theatrical experience that touches us profoundly.

With a set design from eminent visual artist Callum Morton and a cast that includes MTC regulars Julie Forsyth (Private Lives) and Rhys McConnachie (King Lear), Associate Artistic Director Sam Strong’s production drives us laughing towards the dark.

Cast & Crew

Julie Forsyth

Julie Forsyth


Colin Friels

Colin Friels


Rhys McConnochie

Rhys McConnochie


Sam Strong

Sam Strong


Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

Associate Set Designer

Eugyeene Teh

Eugyeene Teh

Costume Designer

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer


Russell Goldsmith

Sound Designer

News & Reviews


In Beckett’s Endgame, this one gets it right

The Australian

Timeless, moving and memorable. If you haven’t already seen a production of Endgame, please go to this one.

Australian Stage

An enduring modernist masterpiece. The idea of pairing artist Callum Morton with Samuel Beckett was sheer genius.

Australian Book Review


Extend Your Experience

Want to learn more about the production, and hear from the cast and creative team?

Explore more online

Read The Age’s interview with actor Luke Mullins

Read Director Sam Strong’s piece in the Daily Review about Beckett’s timeless appeal

Listen to an interview with Beckett expert Dr Mark Byron from the University of Sydney in the latest episode of our MTC Talks series

Free Production Briefing
A free production briefing will be held at 6pm on Monday 16 March at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. The briefings are a perfect opportunity to learn more about the play from members of the cast and creative teams, before you attend your performance. All briefings are free and there is no need to book – simply turn up prepared for a great discussion!

Forum Night
Monday 30 March is a Forum Night. Following this performance, ticket holders can hear the cast, creative team and director discuss the show. Please note, these evenings are very popular, so get in early.

MTC Donor Events
There will also be a post-show cocktail party for MTC Donors on Monday 30 March, following the 6.30pm performance. For more information about becoming an MTC Donor, call our Philanthropy Manager Sarah Kimball on 03 8688 0959 or email

Join the Conversation
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Attendance Information

  • FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
  • This production will be captioned on 18 April (4pm) and audio described on 21 April (6.30pm) and 25 April (4pm, with tactile tour at 3pm). To learn more about these performances, email