The run of Samuel Beckett’s classic play, Endgame, has been extended until Saturday September 1 at the Baxter Theatre.
It features a star-studded and multi-award-winning cast, made up of Andrew Buckland, Rob van Vuuren, Antoinette Kellermann and Soli Philander, directed by Sylvaine Strike.
The production brings together the combined talent and expertise of comic and theatrical craftsmen and women in what has been described as one of Beckett’s favourite plays. Buckland plays the role of Hamm, with the inimitable van Vuuren as Clov and veterans Philander and Kellerman as Nagg and Nell.
Beckett’s work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human existence, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour which is why he is considered one of the last modernist writers and one of the key figures in what is called “Theatre of the Absurd”.
Endgame explores, with precisely crafted eloquence, the relationship of master and servant; boss clown and underdog and, in some contexts, father and son; parent and child. The laughter triggered when watching the play allows its audience to come to terms with the horror and ecstasy of existence, all at once.
There is an age restriction of 12 years and parental guidance is advised. Book through Webtickets.