Endgame by Samuel Beckett
Sometimes the arrival of death isn’t the tragedy.
Sometimes, the tragedy is that death doesn’t arrive quickly enough.
So is the case for Hamm, Clov, Nagg and Nell, four lost souls contemplating the inevitable arrival of their end. Isolated in a non-descript room, each reflects on their life’s journey as they grapple to find meaning in meaningless world. Amidst the darkness comes unexpected moments of sheer joy, poignantly reminding us of Beckett’s ridiculously accurate observations of the resilience and mortality of the human condition.
Endgame paints a tragically comic portrait of lives lived, loathed and lost; hoping for answers in a world without hope.
Shake & Stir Theatre Co’s award-winning creative team, led by Director Michael Futcher (Dracula, 1984, Animal Farm, Tequila Mockingbird), are joined by some of Queensland’s most accomplished actors to serve up this deliciously dark comedy guaranteed to have you in stitches while simultaneously gasping at the possibilities of what lies at the end of the road.