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ED RUSCHA AT THE HAYWARD
The Los Angeles-based painter Ed Ruscha has been one of America’s most influential artists of the past 50 years. His cold depictions of remote gas stations and disembodied advertising and branding logos make for a particularly evocative, lonely version of pop art, but one unmistakably associated with California. 14 Oct-10 Jan, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. Tickets £6.50 from www.southbankcentre.co.uk

BOOK NOW: ENDGAME
Following the success of Waiting for Godot with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, another Samuel Beckett play comes to the West End this week. The story of old, blind Hamm and his servant Clov is being staged by experimental group Complicite, with Mark Rylance as Hamm and Complicite’s artistic director, Simon McBurney, as Clov. 15 Oct-5 Dec, Duchess Theatre, St Catherine St, WC2. Tickets £20-£46 from www.ticketmaster.co.uk