There's something deeply unsettling about Pinter's 1965 play that is both claustrophobic and brutal. With a cast of deeply flawed characters, there's hardly a redeeming feature to be had amongst the lot of them, and you ultimately feel like a voyeur at a road traffic accident. Difficult to watch but harder to look away.
The Homecoming, The Trafalgar Studio One
Cast includes Keith Allen, Gemma Chan, Ron Cook, Gary Kemp, John Macmillan, John Simm When Teddy returns from America to introduce his wife Ruth to his family in London, they discover a claustrophobic and brutal household where his father Max, brothers Lenny and Joey and uncle Sam live in a state of mutual loathing and festering resentment. Theirs is a motherless, compassionless and lawless home where Ruth immediately becomes the centre of attention.
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Genre: DramaOpened 7 Feb 2008Written: Harold PinterDirected: Michael AttenboroughProduced: AlmeidaCast: 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... Read more