Endgame by Samuel Beckett

21-24 August
Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.

Presented by The Very Popular Theatre Co

Considered by many critics to be Beckett’s greatest one-act play, ENDGAME is the pinnacle of his characteristic philosophical distillation of human behaviour. Hamm (STODDART) and Clov (LOUTTIT) painstakingly endure the devastatingly repetitiousness of life in their post apocalyptic bunker with nothing but each other, a room full of memories and a three-legged dog to pass the time. To survive they need each other...or do they!?!
With no shortage of Beckett’s unique brand of absurd gloom, ENDGAME finds the light in misery! Something we are all looking for really?
In honour of her father, the late Victor Emeljanow, in his plight to direct one last show 10 years after his last outing with Beckett (Waiting for Godot, 2008), ALEXANDRA EMELJANOW picks up the mantle for the next epic chapter in the Emeljanow theatre making biography. Emeljanow leads a cast of Newcastle’s finest, including DANIEL STODDART as Hamm and BEN LOUTTIT as Clov. Supported by the unforgettable MICHAEL SMYTHE and FELICITY BIGGINS as Nagg and Nell.
With Set Design by TOM BANNERMAN (Charley’s Aunt), Costume Design by award winning JENNIFER ELLICOTT (Little Mermaid JR, Shrek JR) and Make-Up Design by KIMBERLEE WRIGHT(Addams Family, Shrek JR)

90mins no interval


  • Thursday 22 August 2019 8:00 PM
  • Friday 23 August 2019 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 24 August 2019 8:00 PM
    2:00 PM

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