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.