Jamie Lloyd has announced a jam-packed season of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays at the West End theatre bearing his name (the Harold Pinter Theatre) to commemorate ten year’s since the Nobel Laureate’s death.
There are 15 plays to be performed over 7 different shows, with the first performances running in September, and the final taking place in January 2019. Add into the mix a whole host of star actors and directors - includingDavid Suchet, Danny Dyer, Jane Horrocks, Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig – you’d be forgiven if it all gets a bit confusing.
Here, we’re going to breakdown everything we know about the season, and update the information accordingly as soon as it becomes available
6th September – 20th October
Directed by: Jamie Lloyd (One For The Road, New World Order), Lia Williams (Ashes to Ashes)
Starring: Paapa Essiedu, Kate O'Flynn, Jonjo O'Neill, Antony Sher, Maggie Steed Tickets
One for the Road
Husband and wife Victor and Gila are imprisoned along with their seven-year-old son Nicky in separate rooms of the house by the officer of a totalitarian regime, Nicolas.
New World Order
Over the course of ten minutes, two men, Des and Lionel, discuss how they are going the blindfolded man sat before them.
Set in an unnamed country, four scenes show groups of prisoners who are not allowed to speak their own language
Ashes to Ashes
During an early summer evening, Devlin questions Rebecca who tells of chilling instances of abus
The Dumb Waiter
Two hitmen sit in a basement awaiting news on their next target, as a mysterious dumbwaiter in the room delivers food orders, despite the room clearly not being fitted out as a kitchen for a restaurant.
A Slight Ache
Couple Flora and Edward invite a mute matchseller into their home, and what began as a pleasant midsummer’s day soon disintegrates into total chaos.