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Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson join Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe in Endgame

Jane Horrocks

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JANE Horrocks (pictured right) and Karl Johnson will join the previously announced Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe (pictured below) in Endgame. A double bill with Rough for Theatre II, it runs at The Old Vic from Monday, January 27 to Saturday, March 28, 2020.

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.

Richard Jones (Too Clever by Half – Olivier Award, The Illusion – Evening Standard Award for Best Director both at The Old Vic) directs Samuel Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die.

Alan Cumming’s theatre includes: Bent (West End); Cabaret – multiple awards, Design for Living, The Threepenny Opera (Broadway); Macbeth (National Theatre of Scotland/Broadway); The Bacchae (National Theatre of Scotland/UK tour/New York); Elle, The Seagull (Off-Broadway); Accidental Death of an Anarchist (National Theatre); Hamlet (Donmar Warehouse); Conquest of the South Pole (Traverse, Edinburgh); and La Bête (Lyric Hammersmith).

Cumming’s screen work includes: Take The High Road, The High Life, Bernard and the Genie, Heavenly, The Runaway, Queers, Doctor Who, Broad City, Frasier, The L Word, Web Therapy, Masterpiece Mystery, The Good Wife and Instinct (TV); Prague, Circle of Friends, Goldeneye, Emma, X2: X Men United, Trilogy, Titus, Strange Magic, Any Day Now – multiple awards, Battle of the Sexes and After Louie (film).

Jane Horrocks’ theatre includes: King Lear (The Old Vic); The Room/Family Voices, Absurd Person Singular, Sweet Panic (West End); East is East (West End/UK tour); The Rise And Fall of Little Voice (National Theatre/West End); Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse); Instructions for Correct Assembly, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Road (Royal Court); If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Annie Get Your Gun, The Good Soul of Szechuan (Young Vic); and Cotton Panic (Manchester International Festival).

Horrocks’ screen credits include: The Singapore Grip, Trollied, The Road to Coronation Street, Gracie!, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, The Street, Never Mind The Horrocks and Absolutely Fabulous (TV); Sunshine On Leith, Chicken Run, Corpse Bride, Life Is Sweet, Little Voice and The Witches (film).

Daniel Radcliffe

Karl Johnson’s theatre includes: King Lear, As You Like It (The Old Vic); Noises Off (The Old Vic/West End); Girl from the North Country, Barking in Essex (West End); Hamlet (Barbican); Frankenstein, Scenes from the Big Picture, The Seafarer, The Walls, Cardiff East, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, Uncle Vanya, The Mysteries, Animal Farm (National Theatre); and The Night Heron, Boy Gets Girl, The Weir (Royal Court).

Johnson’s screen work includes: King Lear, Mum, Dickensian, Plebs, Call the Midwife and Merlin (TV); Dream Horse, Peterloo, Death of Stalin, Kaleidescope, Mr Turner, The Pier – Award for Best Actor at Zadar IFF Croatia, Jubilee, and The Tempest (film).

Daniel Radcliffe’s theatre includes: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (The Old Vic); The Cripple of Inishmaan, Equus (West End/Broadway); The Lifespan of a Fact, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway); and Privacy (Public Theater, New York).

Radcliffe’s screen credits include: Miracle Workers, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, The Simpsons and Extras (TV); Escape from Pretoria and Guns Akimbo (both upcoming), Playmobil: The Movie, Jungle, Now You See Me 2, Swiss Army Man, Imperium, Victor Frankenstein, Horns, What If, Kill Your Darlings, The Woman in Black and the Harry Potter series (film).

Endgame is designed by Stuart Laing, with lighting by Adam Silverman, sound by Fergus O’Hare and movement by Sarah Fahie. Sound Consultant is David Sawer and Baylis Assistant Director is Danielle Baker-Charles.

Endgame is suitable for ages 14+.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 0344 871 7628 or visit www.oldvictheatre.com/.