Pinter 7: A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter
Harold Pinter Theatre, London

John Simm, Keith Allen and more join Pinter at the Pinter


Further casting has been announced for Jamie Lloyd’s mammoth season of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays, to be staged at the theatre that bears the playwright’s name.

Paapa Essiedu and Maggie Steed join the cast of One for the Road, The New World Order, Mountain Language (all directed by Lloyd), and Ashes to Ashes (directed by Lia Williams). Essiedu gained huge notability after playing Hamlet at the RSC in 2015, and Steed appeared in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Richard III at Trafalgar Studios. The four plays run in rep with The Lover and The Collection, which will star David Suchet and John Macmillan.

John Simm and Gary Kemp will both reunite with Ron Cook after their performances in Lloyd’s production of The Homecoming as they join Phil Davis and the previously announced Celia Imrie, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Abraham Popoola in Party Time and Celebration.

Keith Allen will join Tamsin Greig in Landscape and A Kind of Alaska, which will both be directed by Lloyd, while Rupert Graves will appear alongside Jane Horrocks, Emma Naomi and Nicolas Woodeson in The Room, Victoria Station and Family Voices, directed by Patrick Marber.

The season also includes productions of A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter, which will star Martin Freeman and Danny Dyer, and Moonlight and Night School, casting for which is yet to be announced.

Lloyd has also announced special readings of Pinter’s sketches Tea Party, The Basement and Silence on 10th October to mark the playwright’s birthday, with further details to be announced in due course.

Tickets for all the Pinter at the Pinter productions are available now.

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