For the first time in the Pinter at the Pinter season, Jamie Lloyd hands over the reins entirely as he entrusts Lyndsey Turner and Ed Stambollouian with Pinter’s short plays Moonlight and Night School. Moonlight is probably one of the most difficult plays in the Pinter season so far. Andy, a bitter, particularly well-spoken father lies on his deathbed, tended to by his relatively oppressed wife Bel. He wants to know when his children and grandchildren will visit his bedside,... Read more
The Pinter at the Pinter season continues with performances of Harold Pinter’s plays Moonlight and Night School. Tickets for the plays, directed by Lyndsey Turner and Ed Stambollouian at the Harold Pinter Theatre, are now on sale.
Moonlight sees an ex-civil servant on his deathbed and tended to by his wife, Bel while his sons pass the time together in a shabby bedsit. The play deals with love and loss, life and death, family and mortality. Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet, Barbican) directs.
One of Pinter’s lesser-performed plays, Night School follows a criminal who has just been released from prison to find that his room is being rented out by his two aunts. Ed Stambollouian (BLUSH, Soho Theatre) directs.
Moonlight and Night School will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre between 25th October and 8th December, with an official opening night on 16th November. Tickets are on sale now.
Casting for both productions is yet to be announced.
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.