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By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Richard Jones
Starring Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe

‘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 confined to a wheelchair, is locked in a stalemate with his servant Clov. Interrupted only by the nostalgic musings of Hamm’s ancient parents, this bleakly funny double act cling stubbornly to their routine of casual savagery and mutual dependence.

Richard Jones directs Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die.

VIP tickets available: £150 seats include a free programme and drink (a choice of one of 175ml house wine, pint of house beer or soft drink). Redeemed at box office with ticket.

Customer Reviews

3.7
15 reviews
Su Doku
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18 Mar 2020

Minimal sets, small cast and some powerful acting. Not a mainstream production but enjoyable. Alan was particularly accomplished, some great physical moments from Daniel.

Manoella Souza
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11 Mar 2020

Unfortunately I couldn’t make because I’m have got asthma and the From The Box office couldn’t give me a credit instead of the waste of the ticket. That’s very insensible in those times of corona virus.

Izzy
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8 Mar 2020

It was humorously dark and the actors were incredible. Worth watching!

Yael
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1 Mar 2020

Great acting but nothing in this play to leave an impression. It just felt like mere utterances which occasionally resonated and which were sometimes funny. No coherence of a storyline so no emotional connection on my part. Shame that.

Julie
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1 Mar 2020

How can a play of such dystopian isolation leave an audience feeling uplifted? Thanks to the alchemy of an incredible combination of writing, direction and acting. We look into this mirror of humankind and we find ourselves wanting, but with the resources to still make change. As audience members we can do better; as a piece of theatre it was faultless. Thank you.

FAQs

Access Information

For Accessibility information please contact 0344 871 7628 or email access@oldvictheatre.com

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.

Duration

2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

How Does It Work

Please print confirmation email and bring along with you to your performance.

Suitable For Children

Suitable for ages 14+

When Can I Go

Previews from 27 January 2020, press night 4 February 2020

Where Do I Go

The Old Vic

The Cut, London

SE1 8NB 

By Tube

Three minutes’ walk from Waterloo station, served by the Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City tube lines, as well as the South West national rail line. Exit via EXIT 2 (Waterloo Road) and turn right; The Old Vic is straight ahead of you, approximately 220 steps away.

By Bus

Local routes include 1, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 68, N1, N171 and N68. Visit the TFL website to plan your journey.

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