Pinter Three:Landscape - A Kind Of Alaska
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Landscape and A Kind of Alaska, directed by Jamie Lloyd, are spellbinding evocations of loneliness, isolation and the strange mists of time.

Landscape is a minimalist marvel: a woman is locked in a beautiful memory and her husband demands to be heard. In A Kind of Alaska, Deborah awakes from a twenty-nine-year sleep and is suspended between the conscious and unconscious worlds.

Lee Evans will perform the poignant Monologue and a selection of Pinter's most hilarious comedy sketches, including the sketch Apart From That, with Meera Syal.

In addition, long-term Pinter collaborator Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey) will make 12 special guest appearances to perform the witty monologue Tess - written specifically for her by Pinter - from the 19th November.
'A season of Pinter plays opens with a searing mix of sex and power. Jamie Lloyd has played a blinder'
SUNDAY TIMES

'An extraordinary endeavour by theatrical whizz-kid Jamie Lloyd - being in the audience makes you feel like you are in a rather special club.'
THE TIMES

'A deluxe box-set bonanza'
★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Theatre to savour - riveting, and deeply disturbing'
★★★★ METRO

'I suspect Pinter at the Pinter is going to become a collector's item.'
★★★★ WHATSONSTAGE
LEE EVANS STEPS OUT OF RETIREMENT TO PERFORM IN PINTER SEASON (16 AUGUST 2018)

In what promises to be an exciting event within the Pinter at the Pinter season, Lee Evans will appear in an eclectic mixed bill alongside stage and screen favourite Meera Syal. They join the previously announced Keith Allen and Tamsin Greig from 25th October to 8th December, for 23 performances only.

Evans will perform the poignantly witty Monologue and a selection of Pinter's most hilarious comedy sketches. Evans and Syal will perform, amongst other pieces, the sketch Apart From That, whilst Syal also joins Allen and Greig in A Kind of Alaska. The play, performed alongside Landscape, movingly captures the oneiric nature of memory.

A multi-award-winning actor and comedian, Evans last performed Pinter's work in 2007 when he starred in The Dumb Waiter at Trafalgar Studios.
He said: "Working with Harold Pinter was one of the most incredibly exciting experiences of my life. Of course, I found Harold to be, along with his incredible wife Antonia, two of the most generous, kind and considerate people one could ever wish to meet; a couple so desperately keen to pass on anything they could to encourage and help young actors and directors, no matter who, what or where you might be from. It didn't matter to Harold - the most important thing to him was the work. Most of all, Harold loved it when his work allowed you, the performer, to shine. Thanks, Harold - my hero."

Landscape is a minimalist marvel: a woman is locked in a beautiful memory and her husband demands to be heard. In A Kind of Alaska, Deborah awakes from a twenty-nine-year sleep and is suspended between the conscious and unconscious worlds. In Monologue, a loner addresses an absent friend who disappeared many years ago.

Clarence Derwent Award-winner Jonjo O'Neill (The Prudes, Unreachable) joins Paapa Essiedu, Kate O'Flynn, Sir Antony Sher and Maggie Steed in the explosive opening of the season, which features plays including One For The Road and Ashes to Ashes. O;Neill will appear in Mountain Language and The New World Order, as well as the first major revival of the sketch Press Conference, originally performed by Harold Pinter himself, and the World Premiere of The Pres and an Officer. The evening plays for 23 performances only from September 6th.

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, in the theatre that bears his name. They have never been performed together in a season of this kind. Each play runs for a limited number of performances.

The season will be presented in repertoire by a world-class cast, many of whom were Harold Pinter's friends and frequent collaborators. The cast includes Keith Allen, Jessica Barden, Ron Cook, Phil Davies, Danny Dyer, Paapa Essiedu, Lee Evans, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Tamsin Greig, Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie, John Macmillan, Emma Naomi, Tracy Ann Oberman, Kate O'Flynn, Jonjo O'Neill, Abraham Popoola, Sir Antony Sher, John Simm, Hayley Squires, Maggie Steed, David Suchet, Meera Syal, Luke Thallon, Russell Tovey, Penelope Wilton and Nicholas Woodeson.









Information
Type of production: Play

Opened: 25 October 2018

Booking until: 08 December 2018

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £20.00 - £132.00

Author / playwright: Harold Pinter

Cast: Tamsin Greig , Lee Evans , Meera Syal , Keith Allen
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