Hell really is other people in this bleak comedy by Samuel Beckett, often described as a master of the absurd. Hamm and his servant Clov are trapped together in an apparently post-apocalyptic world where almost everything outside has died.
How better than to while away time in petty squabbles and everyday routines and in driving each other mad?
Blind and chair-bound tyrant Hamm stares his own death in the face, waiting every day for it to arrive. He despises Clov, but knows he can’t survive without him – to be fed, talked to and be brought his painkillers. Equally annoying are his elderly, dustbin-confined parents, Nagg and Nell.
Should the ever-loyal Clov endure his endless punishment? Or will he find the courage to carry out his threat of leaving and venture into the empty world outside?
And…what’s that outside the window? Did something just move?
Endgame runs from 29 September—7 October 2017 at the Questors Theatre in Ealing, London