Experimental theatre company Complicite is to stage a new production of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame in the West End this September.
It will run at the Duchess Theatre from September 18 to December 5 with press night on September 24.
Simon McBurney will direct the revival of the 1957 play, with Richard Briers as Hamm, Adrian Scarborogh as Clov until October 23, with McBurney taking over for the remainder of the run. Miriam Margolyes will play Nell and casting for the role of Nagg will be announced shortly.
Briers commented: “I saw Endgame 50 years ago with George Devine in the role of Hamm, and said to my wife that this was a role I wanted to play – she pointed out that I was perhaps a little young for it at the time! I now feel the time has come to have a crack at it, in what will be my last role on the stage, and I couldn’t be in better company.”
Designs are by Tim Hatley, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, and sound by Christopher Shutt. Endgame is produced by Complicite, Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer.