Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak

Since Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres have been allowed (with social distancing).

Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.

Though some theatres remain closed, venues are starting to reopen with social distancing and safety measures in place.

The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).

Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.


3 star rating

Closed 14 Mar 2020

The Old Vic

Nothing stirs outside. In a bare room, Hamm, an old, blind tyrant, is locked in a stalemate with his servant Clov.
Endgame at The Old Vic

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Show details


'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.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 14+

Richard Jones (The Hairy Ape, Into the Woods) directs Beckett's macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die.

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

Note: the Old Vic decided on 15 March to end suspend the presentation of this show for the two weeks up to its close date.

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London SE1 8NB

Box office tel: 0844 871 7628

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Previews from:Monday 27 January 2020

Press night:Tuesday 4 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 14 March 2020

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

Running time: To be confirmed


From £25

Access information

Audio Described: Mon 16 Mar 7.30pm, Touch Tour 6pm

Captioned: Fri 20 Mar 7.30pm


Alan Cumming - Hamm/B

Daniel Radcliffe - Clov/A

Jane Horrocks - Nell

Karl Johnson - Nagg

Suzy King - Understudy Nell

Jackson Milner - C/Understudy Clov, A

David Tarkenter - Understudy Hamm, Nagg, B, C

Voice: Barbara Houseman


Author: Samuel Beckett
Director: Richard Jones
Designer: Stewart Laing
Lighting: Adam Silverman
Sound: Fergus O'Hare
Movement: Sarah Fahie


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