In just six months, Jamie Lloyd’s creative team and ever-changing company of actors has utterly transformed our perspective on Harold Pinter.
The culmination of Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season, which has been a triumph, is two short plays from very early in Harold Pinter’s career both of which he directs. Not has only the production of all Pinter’s short plays proved that there is a large, enthusiastic audience for apparently difficult and oblique drama; it has also made the case that Pinter’s short drama, comparatively overlooked, should be judged on a level with his full-length plays. They include some of his best writing.
Pinter at the Pinter reaches its climax with Pinter Seven featuring an enigmatic and occasionally baffling radio play, A Slight Ache, and a real highlight in an already remarkable season, The Dumb Waiter.https://mytheatremates.entstix.com/tickets/dumb-waiter-slight-ache
Pinter 7, the final double bill in the Jamie Lloyd Company’s Harold Pinter season, is now playing in the West End. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
What a difference a few months can make; when the Jamie Lloyd Company first announced its Pinter at the Pinter season finale show back in May (before Betrayal was added to the programme), the news that Danny Dyer would star alongside Martin Freeman raised a few eyebrows.
Further all-star casting has been announced for Jamie Lloyd Company’s Pinter at the Pinter, an unparalleled event featuring all twenty short plays written by Harold Pinter in the West End theatre that bears his name.
Keith Allen, Phil Davis, Paapa Essiedu, Rupert Graves, Gary Kemp, John Simm and Maggie Steed have joined the extraordinary company of Pinter at the Pinter, the unprecedented season featuring all 20 of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays, running from September 2018 to February 2019, to mark the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner’s death.
Pinter at the Pinter, a unique event presented by the Jamie Lloyd Company, featuring all 20 one-act plays written by the great British playwright, will be performed in the theatre that bears his name from 6 September 2018 to 23 February 2019.
The joyful thing about James Graham is that for all the playwright’s youth, diamond wit and forensic insight, there is a deep humankindliness in his work.
James Graham is on an electoral roll: There’s certainly a surfeit of election nights in Labour of Love and Martin Freeman’s bright boy Blairite David Lyons
James Graham’s latest play covers twenty-seven years of the life of a small town Labour MP across two-and-a-half hours, but it’s frustratingly a middling affair. As a satirical comedy, it’s nowhere close to being as vicious as The Thick of It, or as wittily intelligent as Yes, Minister.
Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig star in James Graham’s latest political drama, Labour of Love. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
Comedy about Labour Party history is starry, but politically reactionary and tediously overblown.
Olivier Award-winning actress Tamsin Greig will now play Jean Whittaker opposite Martin Freeman as David Lyons in the world premiere of James Graham’s Labour of Love.
Summer’s officially over, but don’t be sad – there’s plenty of great theatre to keep you happy. Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon has rounded up the productions she’s most looking forward to in September. With Mates ticket links!
Rachael Stirling joins Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire in the world premiere of James Graham’s Labour of Love. Full cast is announced today.
Following its current sell-out season at the Almeida Theatre, which finishes on 5 August, the premiere of Ink, written by James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold, transfers to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.
Here’s a guide to some stars who are going to be treading the boards in the West End…
James Graham’s new play about the Labour Party, Labour of Love, premieres in September at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre, starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire.
While many of the performances listed took place long before Love London Love Culture was even thought of, watching Shakespeare Live! on the BBC last night brought to mind some of the best Shakespeare performances that this particular writer has seen…
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