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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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The Homecoming – Trafalgar Studios, London

Gary Kemp, Gemma Chan, Ron Cook, in The Homecoming

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Explaining the link between plays chosen for his recent seasons at Trafalgar Studios, Jamie Lloyd stated that they all question what it is to be British. He now brings his company back to the same theatre with a 50th Anniversary revival of Harold Pinter’s masterpiece, The Homecoming, a biting, dark ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Tom Varey

It’s not often that audiences get the chance to see a new Tennessee Williams play. Originally a short story by Williams, he later adapted it as a screenplay, but it was considered too taboo for Hollywood of the 1960s. One Arm has now been adapted it for the stage and receives a UK premiere at the Southwark Playhouse from June ...

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The Hothouse – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Alex Ramon [rating:2.5] Following hot on the heels of Ian Rickson’s production of Old Times, there’s more Harold Pinter in the West End. This time, it's Jamie Lloyd’s take on an early Pinter work, The Hothouse, which is the second production in Lloyd’s Trafalgar Studios season following his well-received James McAvoy-starring Macbeth. A ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 14th MAY 2012

Theatre is at its most powerful when it reflects our everyday lives. Love, affairs, death, class, education - all provide writers with plenty of material for powerful drama. Catherine Love looks at some productions across the country this week that hold a mirror to our lives.   1) BETRAYAL – CRUCIBLE THEATRE, SHEFFIELD Harold Pinter’s backwards tale of an affair ...

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