Date(s) - 22 Apr 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Captioned performances: Wednesday, 22 April 2015 at 1pm AND Friday, 8 May 2015 at 7.30pm
Booking details at: https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2015/endgame
At the time of booking, please request seats with a good view of the captioning screen.
About the Show:
“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.”
Sydney Theatre Company presents
By Samuel Beckett
The end is in the beginning and yet you go on
With Waiting for Godot, Hugo Weaving and Andrew Upton began a conversation with the work of Samuel Beckett. With Endgame, they pick up where they left off.
The two plays are, in many respects, companion pieces – Endgame, completed in 1956, acts as a subterranean coda to Godot. Both were informed by the wholesale destruction of the Second World War and the sense of impending yet intangible doom promised by the nuclear age. If Godot redefined the possibilities of theatre,Endgame cemented Beckett’s place as the foremost playwright of his era.
In the text, Beckett’s singular voice rings clear – absurdity in the face of meaninglessness, sorrow in the face of futility, humour in the face of mortality. On the stage, the talents of Nick Schlieper and Max Lyandvert create a world on the precipice of extinction.
A world in which four people, perhaps the last, play out the game of life to its inevitable end.
Duration: 1hr 20min (no interval)
Director Andrew Upton
Set Designer & Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Costume Designer Renee Mulder
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert
Associate Director Hugo Weaving
Robert Menzies, Sarah Peirse, Bruce Spence, Hugo Weaving
Please note: It was recently announced that Sydney Theatre will undergo a name change to be known as Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay in March 2015. STC Season Ticket Holders with existing tickets to this production will not be affected by the name change. Existing tickets will still be valid at the time of your performance.