Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett meet in a cricket pavilion and end up as trapped as some of the characters in their plays
‘There’s a big rush of energy any time the quartet of actors enter the space’: THE DWARFS – White Bear Theatre
Harold Pinter’s The Dwarfs is a fascinating glimpse into the development of one of the major playwrights of the 20th century and this production does it full credit.
‘A meaningful experience’: THE DUMB WAITER – Old Vic
We may not have been able to see our fellow digital audience members but we knew they were there, making The Dumb Waiter feel like a communal event.
NEWS: The Old Vic announces Back Together season
The Old Vic has announced its Back Together season, the seventh from artistic director Matthew Warchus, which will run from July 2021 to July 2022 and combines both streamed and live shows.
‘I can quite honestly say that I haven’t experienced the like before’: Snowflake: A Visual EP / Truth To Power Café (Online review)
Snowflake: A Visual EP and Truth To Power Café, two finalists for the OnComm Innovation category, couldn’t be more different.
‘It feels a lot like an episode of Porridge written by Beckett’: THE DUMB WAITER – Hampstead Theatre ★★★★
After nine months, we are grateful just to sit in an auditorium, but to see a production as slick, unsettling and thrilling as The Dumb Waiter is a wonderful reminder of the power of live theatre.
Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Picks for December
Love London Love Culture offers a guide to some of the shows set to open in London next month.
NEWS: Hampstead Theatre announces casting & extension for its production of The Dumb Waiter
Acclaimed stage and screen actors Alec Newman and Shane Zaza have been cast in Hampstead Theatre’s 60th anniversary production of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter which due to popular demand has been extended and will now run from 18 November 2020 until 2 January 2021.
‘I kinda thought, huh, this is a modern classic?’ – BETRAYAL – Theatre Royal Bath
An hour plus of a straight white man justifying his affair or a modern classic? I go in for more Betrayal at the Theatre Royal Bath.
NEWS: Hampstead Theatre reopens with 60th anniversary production of The Dumb Waiter
Hampstead Theatre will be reopening with a 60th anniversary production of Harold Pinter’s iconic early play The Dumb Waiter, directed by Alice Hamilton, running from 18 November to 19 December 2020.
NEWS: Nancy Carroll & Haydn Gwynne lead the casting announced for Theatre Royal Bath’s Welcome Back Season of plays
Casting has been announced for the first two plays in the Theatre Royal Bath’s WELCOME BACK Season this autumn, running from 14 October to 12 December 2020. Two of the country’s leading actresses, Nancy Carroll and Haydn Gwynne, are joined by a distinguished cast of experienced stage and screen performers.
NEWS: Theatre Royal Bath will reopen in autumn 2020 with classic plays by Pinter, Frayn & Mamet
Theatre Royal Bath will reopen its main house in autumn 2020 with the Welcome Back Season of plays, beginning with Harold Pinter’s Betrayal directed by Jonathan Church from 14 October to 31 October, followed by Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen, directed by Polly Findlay from 4 November to 21 November, and lastly David Mamet’s drama Oleanna directed by Nicole Charles which will run from 25 November to 12 December.
NEWS: Hampstead Theatre announces season of classics to celebrate ‘60 years of original theatre’
Hampstead Theatre has announced its spring/summer 2020 programme, Hampstead Classics, celebrating 60 years of original theatre.
NEWS: UK tour of The Birthday Party will star Michelle Collins, Tristan Gemmill & Paul Hickey
Michelle Collins will play Meg Boles, Tristan Gemmill will play Goldberg and Paul Hickey will play McCann in a national UK tour of Harold Pinter’s comedy The Birthday Party.
‘A real gem from the Pinter collection’: BETRAYAL – West End ★★★★
Betrayal is a real gem from the Pinter collection, benefiting from the minimalist design and slick direction of this production – Charlie Cox’s performance is a real highlight.
Text of the Day: Betrayal
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
‘Nothing less than astonishing’: Pinter At The Pinter Season – West End
In just six months, Jamie Lloyd’s creative team and ever-changing company of actors has utterly transformed our perspective on Harold Pinter.
‘This was always going to be the treasure’: BETRAYAL – West End ★★★★
More praise has always met the political paranoia and over-relished bullying aggression of Pinter’s other plays, long and short: Jame Lloyd’s Pinter season has been a triumph. But for me Betrayal was always going to be the treasure.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre
Tom Hiddleston stars in Jamie Lloyd’s revival of Harold Pinter’s play Betrayal. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
‘Staged with enormous intelligence & emotional energy’: BETRAYAL – West End
Tom Hiddleston is back! And in excellent form in Jamie Lloyd’s revelatory revival of the 1978 Pinter classic Betrayal.