by Samuel beckett
directed by sam gaines
(Running time approx. 85 minutes)
After an apocalyptic event the once powerful and important (or so he believes) Hamm, is left blind and wheelchair bound, looked after by his servant Clov, who both adores him and hates him.
They share their small refuge with Nagg and Nell, Hamms elderly, and (literally) legless parents.
These desperate characters live out the last days of mankind, unwilling to give up, but with no reason to keep going.
The play was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London, opening on 3rd April 1957. The follow-up to Waiting for Godot, it is commonly considered to be among Beckett's best works.
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