By John Nathan, October 22, 2009
It was going to be Richard Briers and Adrian Scarborough. Fine actors though they are, it is, I suspect, our good fortune that Mark Rylance and director Simon McBurney have taken on the roles of the chair-bound Hamm and the slave Clov in Samuel Beckett’s desolate play.
McBurney has saddled himself with a reputation for devising mind-expanding shows with a revelatory brilliance. But here the text is the thing and his production stays loyal to both Beckett’s dialogue and stage direction.