First Look: Production images: ‘Pinter One’ from the Pinter at the Pinter season
Marking the 10th anniversary of the revered playwright’s death, Pinter at the Pinter features all Pinter’s short plays, alongside a selection of his poems and sketches.
The season is presented by The Jamie Lloyd Company, ATG Productions, Ben Lowy Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and Glass Half Full Productions.
Opening the Pinter at the Pinter season is Pinter One, a dynamic collection of Harold Pinter’s most potent and dangerous political plays.
The incendiary One for The Road is Pinter at his most terrifying. A ruthless government official interrogates a dissident and his family, but is the torturer more tortured than his victims? The New World Order explores how the abuse of power is legitimised in the name of freedom and democracy, as two brutal interrogators prepare to inflict their terrible punishment on a blind-folded insurgent. Pinter investigates the suppression of ideas and the supposed threat of non-conformity in Mountain Language: a group of captives attempt to find a voice when their shared language is banned by the state, and the World Premiere production of Pinter’s newly-discovered satirical sketch, The Pres and an Officer.
The evening culminates with Ashes to Ashes, a richly atmospheric and compelling play in which the dark nightmare of human atrocity infiltrates a couple’s living room. Directed by award-winning actress and long-time Pinter collaborator, Lia Williams.
Cast includes John Culshaw, Paapa Essiedu, Kate O’Flynn, Jonjo O’Neill, Anthony Sher, Maggie Steed and Quentin Deborne.
Thursday 6 September – Saturday 20 October 2018
Press day – 27 September 2018
One for the Road
The New World Order
The Pres and an Officer
Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Ashes to Ashes
Directed by Lia Williams