THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET
Two tramps blather. Fifty-five years ago at its London premiere audiences used to scream abuse at the actors (“Rubbish”, “It’s a disgrace”, “Take it off”, “Disgusting”) and storm out of the theatre. Once thought totally incomprehensible, Samuel Beckett’s play is now not only totally accessible, and even to children, but also a huge box office success in the West End. If you missed its revival last year it’s coming back. Ian McKellen and Ronald Pickup are now joined by Roger Rees and Matthew Kelly. It will be interesting to see if the production has more depth this time round.