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Pinter at the Pinter

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Pinter at the Pinter

Time Out says

Jamie Lloyd and an all-star cast of actors and directors present all of Harold Pinter's one-act plays

Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, David Suchet, Jane Horrocks, and Harold Pinter’s former protégée Danny Dyer will be amongst the constellation of stars gathering for super-director Jamie Lloyd’s massively ambitious new season at – where else? – the Harold Pinter Theatre.

The ‘Pinter at the Pinter’ seasons gathers together all of Pinter’s one-act plays for an epic September to October run, with a top flight cast of directors - Lloyd, Lia Williams, Lyndsey Turner, Patrick Marber - tackling works by Pinter running from a few minutes to 40 or so.

Though there are some famous works in there - ‘The Dumb Waiter’, ‘Moonlight’ - many of these plays by the menacing, cryptic Pinter - arguably the greatest British playwright after Shakespeare – are almost never seen, and you would, to be frank, be a proper mug to pass up this chance. 

See schedule below: most bills run in rep with another bill.

Sep 6-Oct 20 – 'The Pres and an Officer’/One for the Road'/‘The New World Order’/‘Mountain Language’ (dir Jamie Lloyd) and ‘Ashes to Ashes’ (dir Lia Williams). Star Paapa Essiedu, Kate O’Flynn, Antony Sher and Maggie Steed.
In addition Mark Rylance will read Pinter’s Nobel Prize lecture ‘Art, Truth and Politics’ at 6pm before the Oct 2 and 4 performances.

Sep 13-Oct 20 – ‘The Lover’/‘The Collection’ (dir Jamie Lloyd, starring John Macmillan, Hayley Squires, David Suchet and Russell Tovey)

Oct 25-Dec 8 – ‘Landscape’/‘A Kind of Alaska’ (dir Jamie Lloyd, starring Keith Allen and Tamsin Greig)
In addition Penelope Wilton will peform the Pinter monologue ‘Tess’ – written for her by Pinter – at 12 performances from Nov 19.

Nov 1-Dec 8 – ‘Moonlight’ (dir Lyndsey Turner) and ‘Night School’ (dir Ed Stambollouian, starring Jessica Barden)

Dec 13-Jan 26 – ‘The Room’/‘Family Voices’/‘Victoria Station’ (dir Patrick Marber, starring Rupert Graves, Jane Horrocks, Emma Naomi, Nicholas Woodeson and Luke Thallon)

Dec 20-Jan 26 – ‘Party Time’/‘Celebration’ (dir Jamie Lloyd, starring Ron Cook, Phil Davis, Celia Imrie, Gary Kemp, Tracy Ann Oberman, Abraham Popoola and John Simm)

Jan 31-Feb 23 – ‘A Slight Ache’/‘The Dumb Waiter’ (dir Jamie Lloyd, starring Martin Freeman and Danny Dyer)


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