Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter Wonderland rolls on at the Harold Pinter Theatre. He’s pulled off a coup by bringing comedy legend Lee Evans out of retirement, and while seeing him on stage again is pretty special, this collection of plays mesh together in a cohesive production that will make you think about the things and people you may have lost. Read more
Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season continues with a double-bill of Harold Pinter’s Landscape and A Kind of Alaska. Tickets for the double bill directed by Lloyd at the Harold Pinter Theatre, which features Tamsin Greig, are on sale now.
Landscape sees two characters, Beth and Duff, sat in a country house talking, yet unable to hear the other speak. Beth talks of the past and romantic episodes, while Duff is more concerned with the more practical matters of life. While the play doesn’t have much of a defined plot, it does delve and explore vast subjects. The play was first presented as a radio broadcast in the 1960s after the official theatre censor deemed the play unworthy of a licence unless Pinter removed the explicit language. Landscape was revived in London at the National Theatre in 2008 starring Simon Russell Beale and Clare Higgins.
A Kind of Alaska is the story of a middle-aged woman who wakes up from a 30-year coma, and has to deal with the fact she has woken up with the mind of a 16-year-old and a body that doesn’t match. It premiered at the National Theatre in 1982 starring Judi Dench as the patient Deborah.
The plays will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre between 15th October and 8th December, with an official opening night on 15th November. Tickets are on sale now.
Harold Pinter was one of Britain’s most renowned writers who had an unrivalled influence on the theatrical landscape. Over the course of his 50 year career, he became known for his the tension and atmosphere that was unique to his style. To mark ten years since his death on Christmas Eve in 2008, The Jamie Lloyd Company are producing a season of his one-act plays at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
To read more about all the productions, and information on how to buy tickets, click here.