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Pinter Six: Party Time / Celebration – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Stephen Bates Harold Pinter’s career as a writer encompassed an era of unprecedented social mobility in Britain. Sparked by the end of post-War austerity, new opportunities opened up for the once disadvantaged, London’s East End and West End began to merge and members of the working classes moved up society’s ladder. The sixth ...

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Pinter at the Pinter: Pinter Two – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Featured Plays: The Lover and The Collection Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Alex Ramon The first production in Jamie Lloyd’s ambitious six month season of Harold Pinter’s work brings together a selection of the playwright’s post-1980 political pieces for an intense and sometimes hard-hitting evening. This second production is a more overtly crowd-pleasing proposition. Often staged together, The ...

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Pinter at the Pinter: Pinter One – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Featured Plays: Press Conference, Precisely, The New World Order, Mountain Language, American Football, The Pres and an Officer, Death, One for the Road, Ashes to Ashes  Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd and Lia Williams Reviewer: Alex Ramon One of the most highly anticipated events of the year in London theatre, Jamie Lloyd’s six month season of Harold Pinter’s One ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Bummer and Lazarus – The Warren: Theatre Box

Creators: Big Egg Theatre Reviewer: Simon Topping One of the more unusual stories based on truth in this year’s Fringe is of Bummer and Lazarus, a tale of two dogs; revered rat-catching dogs of  San Francisco in the 1860’s. As the play begins the dogs appear trapped in a room from which there is no escape. Choosing to use minimal props and human ...

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The Caretaker – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Christopher Haydon Designer: Oliver Townsend Reviewer: Leah Tozer Harold Pinter's inspiration for his tragicomic play The Caretaker was seeing two men in the same room, acting separately and in isolation, 'a moment frozen in time'. Director Christopher Haydon and designer Oliver Townsend's set for Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton's production, on display as the audience ...

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No Man’s Land – Wyndhams Theatre, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Sean Mathias Reviewer: Maryam Philpott ‘I have never been loved; from this, I draw my strength’. Pinter’s version of no man’s land exists in a strange purgatorial world, somewhere between love and complete solitude, between past and future, between reality and dreams. The four men, in what is probably his least straightforwardly comprehensible play, speak of ...

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