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January 31 - February 23, 2019

Closing the season with two early masterpieces

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Martin Freeman returns to the West End

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. Closing the season is this power-themed double bill starring Martin Freeman and Danny Dyer.

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.

The Dumb Waiter (1957)
Early on in Pinter's career but by no means lacking his signature tapestry of claustrophobia, menace and the search for meaning, The Dumb Waiter focuses on Gus and Ben, two hitmen awaiting their next assignment.

A Slight Ache (1958)
A married couple reminisce on their youth and do their level best to escape the fear of ageing, particularly husband Edward, whose world is shattered by the appearance of an elderly stranger. Self identity and insecurity form the crux of this early tragicomedy.



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Opening night: 31 January 2019

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Martin Freeman
Danny Dyer

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Written by Harold Pinter
Directed by Jamie Lloyd

Next available performances

Thu, Jan 31

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£18

Fri, Feb 1

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£18

Sat, Feb 2

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£18

Sun, Feb 3

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Mon, Feb 4

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£18

Tue, Feb 5

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£18

Wed, Feb 6

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