The Jamie Lloyd Company, Ambassador Theatre Group, Benjamin Lowy Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and Glass Half Full Productions have this morning announced an extraordinary season of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays on the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner’s death, to be performed at The Harold Pinter Theatre from 6 September 2018 to 23 February 2019.
Pinter at the Pinter will be a unique event featuring all twenty of Pinter’s short plays which have never previously been performed together in a season of this kind.
Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Patrick Marber, Lyndsey Turner, Ed Stambollouian and Lia Williams, the twenty plays will be presented in repertoire by a company including: Ron Cook, Danny Dyer, Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie, John Macmillan, Emma Naomi, Tracy Ann Oberman, Abraham Popoola, David Suchet and Nicholas Woodeson.
Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd said:
“This season is an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the legacy of an icon. Harold Pinter revolutionised international theatre and the political force of his words feels more vital than ever. On the tenth anniversary of Harold Pinter’s death, it feels very important to acknowledge his impact on our cultural and political lives. I am particularly excited to be introducing a huge body of Harold’s work – by turns dangerous, weird, riotously funny, beautifully lyrical and explosively political – to our young, diverse audience.”
The eclectic season, which celebrates the remarkable breadth and range of Pinter’s oeuvre, opens with a dynamic collection of his most potent and dangerous political plays – One for the Road, The New World Order, and Mountain Language – directed by Jamie Lloyd and Ashes to Ashes directed by Lia Williams, which play in repertoire with the playful and provocative The Lover and The Collection, featuring David Suchet and John Macmillan. The modern classic The Dumb Waiter will star Danny Dyer and Martin Freeman and pair with the fascinating psychological comedy drama A Slight Ache. The pertinent social satires, Party Time and Celebration, will star Ron Cook, Celia Imrie, Abraham Popoola and Tracy Ann Oberman, whilst the atmospheric Landscape and A Kind of Alaska will star Tamsin Greig. There is a rare opportunity to see Pinter’s first play, The Room, starring Jane Horrocks with Emma Naomi and Nicholas Woodeson and directed by Patrick Marber, alongside Victoria Station and Family Voices. Olivier Award winner Lyndsey Turner directs the emotionally raw and haunting Moonlight alongside inventive young director Ed Stambollouian’s new production of Night School – a quirky Pinter rarity. Special rehearsed readings of Tea Party, The Basement and Silence complete the season.
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