Photos have been released of PINTER FIVE and PINTER SIX, currently in previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Marking the 10th anniversary of Harold Pinter’s death, the Jamie Lloyd Company has created a festival of Pinter’s one act plays, sketches and poems forming the PINTER AT THE PINTER season.
PINTER FIVE features a trio of one-act plays. Harold Pinter’s first play,THE ROOM, features in a triple-bill directed by Pinter’s colleague and friend, Patrick Marber. An all-too-familiar and frighteningly topical brand of English xenophobia runs through this darkly funny and unexpectedly odd play from 1957. In the hilarious VICTORIA STATION and the reflective FAMILY VOICES, isolated voices attempt to communicate, but can we ever truly express the depths of our feeling?
The cast for PINTER FIVE includes Rupert Graves, Jane Horrocks, Colin McFarlane, Emma Naomi, Luke Thallon and Nicholas Woodeson.
PINTER SIX presents a duo of one-act plays. PARTY TIME is a scathing and hilarious attack on the powerful and super-rich, set against the backdrop of state oppression. PARTY TIME is paired with Pinter’s final play CELEBRATION. Set in a fashionable London restaurant, CELEBRATION is a social satire about the vulgarity and ostentatious materialism of the upper classes. Both plays are directed by Jamie Lloyd.
The cast for PINTER SIX includes Ron Cook, Phil Davis, Celia Imrie, Gary Kemp, Katherine Kingsley, Eleanor Matsuura, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Abraham Popoola and John Simm.
PINTER FIVE and PINTER SIX run at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 26th January. Tickets are on sale now.
Photo credits to Marc Brenner