A Trio of Pinter's Darkest Plays
Lia Williams directs Ashes to Ashes
Jamie Lloyd and co have cooked up a unique new event paying tribute to theatrical iconoclast Harold Pinter for the tenth anniversary of his death - a whole season at his namesake theatre, dedicated to his one-act plays. In this triple-header, we explore Pinter at his most dangerous...
Over a five decade career, Harold Pinter rose to become one of our most influential playwrights with his biting wit and simmering menace contributing to 29 full length plays and 25 theatrical sketches. The Pinter at the Pinter season will delve into his shorter works, that despite their length, pack no less of that characteristic punch.
One For The Road
Demonstrating Pinter at his darkest, One For The Road portrays a tyrannical government official interrogating an agitator and his loved ones, but through his relentless questioning we discover that perhaps the torturer is the tortured...
The New World Order
Two interrogators, one blinded revolutionary. As the pair of brutalists battle to inflict their punishments on their prisoner, Pinter explores the abuse of power in the name of 'freedom'.
As a group of captives sit and await their fate they try to find a means of communicating to each other when their shared language is banned by the state...
Ashes to Ashes - Directed by Lia Williams
The last play of the night is a compelling, indulgent, atmospheric piece, where one couple must come face to face with the atrocities that humans are capable of, right in their living room.