Theatre

Neverendgame

Samuel Beckett played and enjoyed cricket. He also won a Nobel Prize, but only for literature. There have long been rumours that in his youth he wrote a play about the sport. In recent astonishing news the lost play appears to have been found. In 1957 Beckett’s Endgame was first performed at London’s Royal Court theatre. When prize-winning renovations recently converted the old theatre into the Downton Mosque, the first English-tradition-themed mosque in the UK, some handwritten pages, signed “Sam wrote this”, were found under the lino in the gender-inconclusive first-floor lavatory. The assembled and carefully dramaturged text, titled Neverendgame,…

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