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The appearance of Pozzo and Lucky shifts the production into something stranger and more dangerous. A masterful portrait in pedantic tyranny, Philip Quast’s Pozzo initially appears the fat, fully lived-in master to Luke Mullins’s withered, half-dead slave Lucky. Yet both men end up as ruined as the other. It is in these last scenes that Upton’s production fully comes together, with a final lingering tableau of four men adrift in a wasteland of broken memory and incoherent history. This unfailingly entertaining production might not quite pierce the play’s poetic depths, but it leaves you in little doubt of just what Beckett was getting at.