Full cast announced for Old Vic's The Caretaker
The full cast has now been announced for the Old Vic's revival of Harold Pinter's 1960 play The Caretaker which runs at their Southbank venue from 26 March to 14 May 2016.
Joining the previously announced Timothy Spall in the lead role of 'Davies' will be Daniel Mays as 'Aston' and George MacKay as 'Mick'.
"Disturbed handyman Aston has invited an irascible tramp to stay with him at his brother’s jumbled London flat. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Aston’s brother Mick arrives, an enigmatic power struggle emerges between the three men that is in equal parts menacing, touching and darkly comic."
The production will be directed by Artistic Director of the Old Vic Matthew Warchus, with a full creative team to be announced.
George MacKay was recently featured in the Young Vic's revival of 'Ah, Wilderness!'. His film credits include working alongside Warchus in the film 'Pride', as well as 'Sunshine on Leith', 'Hunky Dory', 'Private Peaceful' and 'Defiance'.
Daniel Mays's stage roles include 'Ladybird', 'Motortown' and 'Scarborough' at the Royal Court Theatre. His film credits include 'Made in Dagenham', 'The Adventures of Tintin' and 'Atonement'.
The original production of Pinter's The Caretaker opened on 27 April 1960 at the Arts Theatre, before transferring to the West End's Duchess Theatre on 30 May 1960.
The last West End production was in 2000/01 at the Comedy Theatre (now Harold Pinter), directed by Patrick Marber and starring Michael Gambon.