Old Times

West End


Harold Pinter Theatre

Until Sat Apr 6 2013

Old Times

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Tilly Sayers

I found Lia Williams acting tediously worthy, Scott Thomas more engaging but the production seemed to have this over reverence to Pinter's writing. Critics who go to the theatre all the time might love it but for the group I was with we were unimpressed. Expensive and overrated


I guess it was brilliant. I was just too sleepy to actually enjoy it.


Dull, pseudo-intellectual rubbish. Sewell's actung is so awful I wanted to leave. It is excruciating. He says lines like this: I GO!!!!! to work....EVERY DAY!!!! like in comdies about bad actors... Save your money.


One of the worst theatre experiences of my life. A meaningless dialogue filled with pseudo-intellectual tension that didn't make sense, but wasn't even compelling. For such a strong cast, the acting was okay. Most of the audience left shaking their heads in dismay while a few hyper-intellectuals theatre critics left energised. Save your money. Even Kristin Scott Thomas can't save this one.

A. Siebel

Yes, nothing much happens, nothing is explained, and you can interpret the "plot" in any number of ways. But just to see those three actors play off each other is very entertaining. And the play will give you food for thought for a while. The only slightly jarring thing for me was the steep slope of the stage - it created the impression that the actors were standing on a fairground ride platform, and were about to get thrown off as the thing begins to turn.


I saw this last night with Kristin playing the one in the Green Dress (I should have paid more attention to the character names) anywa all three cast members were mesmerising and I want to see it again now with the roles switched.