The Homecoming review from 2008

  • Date:
    Thursday, February 7, 2008

    Genre: Drama
    Opened 7 Feb 2008
    Written: Harold Pinter
    Directed: Michael Attenborough
    Produced: Almeida
    Cast: Kenneth Cranham (Max) , Neil Dudgeon (Teddy) , Danny Dyer (Joey) , Jenny Jules (Ruth) , Nigel Lindsay (Lenny) , Anthony O’Donnell (Sam)
    Synopsis: Set in an all male household in North London, the play explores the reaction of the family to the homecoming of the eldest son and his wife.

    What the popular press had to say.....
    NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Attenborough captures the humour in Pinter's black comedy of gangsterish alienation and sentimentality." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Bitterly funny, powerful revival." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Like any classic, Pinter's The Homecoming constantly changes. And Michael Attenborough's excellent revival gives it a new twist by casting the coolly stylish black actor, Jenny Jules, as the disruptive Ruth." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Michael Attenborough’s revival does full justice to the play’s below-the-belt observation and flyblown wit."

    External links to full reviews from popular press
    The Independent
    The Guardian

    Production photo by Hugo Glendinning

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