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Old Times with Scott Thomas, Williams & Sewell
Old Times by Harold Pinter, opens the Harold Pinter Theatre 31 Jan 2013, following previews from 12 Jan - running to 6 April 2013.
Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams will alternate the roles of Kate and Anna, Rufus Sewell plays Deeley.
It is directed by Ian Rickson, designed by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP).
Locked away in a secluded farmhouse, Kate, Deeley and Anna reminisce about their early days together in London but, with conflicting memories and underlying sexual tensions, the past suddenly feels vividly present.
Kristin Scott Thomas was last on stage playing Emma in Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre (then the Comedy Theatre). She also starred as Arkadina in The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre. Her other London theatre credits include Jonathan Kent’s production of As You Desire Me and Michael Blakemore’s production of Three Sisters, both at the Playhouse Theatre.
Rufus Sewell’s London stage credits include Rock ‘n’ Roll (Royal Court & Duke of York's); Arcadia (National Theatre); Luther (National Theatre), Rat in the Skull (Royal Court).
Lia Williams first performed at the Harold Pinter Theatre, then the Comedy Theatre, as Ruth in Pinter’s The Homecoming with Ian Holm. Other Pinter plays include: The Room, Celebration (Almeida / New York), The Lover/The Collection (Donmar Warehouse) and The Hothouse (National Theatre, directed by Ian Rickson). Harold Pinter directed Lia in Oleanna (Royal Court / West End) with David Suchet. Other theatre work includes David Hare's Skylight with Michael Gambon at the National Theatre and West End.