Twenty works by the British playwright Harold Pinter will be performed at the London theatre named after him on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his death on Christmas eve 2008.
The unprecedented event will take place between September 6th 2018 and February 23rd 2019 at the Harold Pinter Theatre under the artistic guide of director Jamie Lloyd and actors of international renown many of whom were friends and collaborators of Pinter’s: Ron Cook, Danny Dyer, Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie, John MacMillan, Emma Naomi, Tracy Ann Oberman, Abraham Popoola, David Suchet and Nicholas Woodeson .
Lloyd declared: “Harold Pinter revolutionised international theatre and the political force of his words feels more vital than ever. On the tenth anniversary of Harold Pinter’s death, it feels very important to acknowledge his impact on our cultural and political lives. I am particularly excited to be introducing a huge body of Harold’s work – by turns dangerous, weird, riotously funny, beautifully lyrical and explosively political – to our young, diverse audience.”
Lady Antonia Fraser, Pinter’s widow, enthusiastically declared: “Presenting all of Harold’s one-act plays is a great adventure. It’s never been done before and I am deeply excited at the prospect of seeing them all together in one season. I do have a wistful thought: if only Harold could be here and experience it himself! ”
And here is the exceptional programme which will be opening with Harold’s boldest political works!
September 6th to October 20th
“One for the Road”, “The New World Order”, “Mountain Language” – directed by Jamie Lloyd
“Ashes to Ashes” – directed by Lia Williams
September 13th to October 20th
“The Lover”, “The Collection” – directed by Jamie Lloyd
October 25th to December 8th
“Landscape”, “ A Kind of Alaska” – directed by Jamie Lloyd
November 1st to December 8th
“Moonlight” – directed di Lyndsey Turner
“Night School” – directed by Ed Stambollouian
December 13th to January 26th
“The Room”, “Family Voices”, “Victoria Station” – directed by Patrick Marber
December 20th to January 26th
“Party Time”, “Celebration” – directed by Jamie Lloyd
January 31st to February 23rd
“A Slight Ache”, “The Dumb Waiter” – directed by Jamie Lloyd