Tickets are now on sale for Samuel Beckett's Endgame, which opens at the Albery Theatre 10 Mar 2004, following previews from 25 Feb 04, and booking to 1 May 2004.

The cast includes: Michael Gambon, Lee Evans, Liz Smith, Geoffrey Hutchings

Produced by Sonia Friedman, it is directed by Matthew Warchus, designed by Rob Howell , with lighting by Mark Henderson.

The world is coming to an end. Beckett's 1957 modernist classic finds the blind, bullying Hamm (Gambon) and his shambling, idiotic servant Clov (Evans) trapped in a strange room. With Nagg (Hutchings) and Nell (Smith) - Hamm's parents who live in a pair of dustbins - the 'Servant' and his 'Master' pass the time toying with the hopelessness of the situation all along sensing the inevitability of their end.

Michael Gambon's London stage credits include: "A Number" at the Royal Court in 2002; "The Caretaker" at the Comedy Theatre in 2001; "Cressida" at the Albery in 2000; "Tom and Clem" at the Aldwych in 1997; "The Unexpected Man" at the Barbican Pit and Duchess theatres 1998; "Skylight" at the Cottesloe, NT & Wyndham's Theatres in 95/96; "Volpone" at the Lyttelton, NT in 1995. He is also well known for his part in the TV drama "The Singing Detective". His many films include "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover", "Sleepy Hollow", "Gosford Park". He has recently completed filming the third Harry Potter movie as Professor Dumbledore and Wes Anderson’s "The Life Aquatic". In 1992 he was awarded a CBE and in 1998 he received a Knighthood for his extraordinary contribution to the arts.

Lee Evans won the highly coveted Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1993 and later that year he performed two nights live at the London Palladium. In 1996 he had a 6 week run at the Lyric Theatre and returned again in 1998 for a further 10 weeks at the Apollo Theatre. His television career includes World Of Lee Evans (C4), The Lee Evans Show (ITV) and Lee Evans - So What Now (BBC1). His film work includes "Funny Bones", "The Fifth Element" , "Mouse Hunt" , "There's Something About Mary" and, more recently," The Martins". In 2004 Lee Evans will take the lead role in the soon to be released "Freeze Frame" . In November 2004 he returns to the West End to play the part of Leo Bloom in Mel Brook's "The Producers" at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Liz Smith started her career in 1947 at the Gateway Theatre, London, where she played in weekly rep. She then became a member of Charles Marowitz's permanent acting Company, The Stage. More recently her theatre work has included "Playhouse Creatures" at the Old Vic, "This is a Chair" at the Royal Court and "Just Between Ourselves" at the Palace Theatre Watford. On television she is most well known for her role as Norma in "The Royle Family".

Geoffrey Hutchings' London stage credits include: "Mother Courage and Her Children" in 1995;"Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle And Dick" in 1998; "The Riot" in 1999 and "Luther" in 2001, all at the National Theatre. "Lady From The Sea" at the Almeida in 2003; and is currently starring in "See You Next Tuesday" at the Albery until 25 Jan 04

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