Part of the 2012 Winter/Spring Season
May 3—Jun 17, 2012 (click on Performance Schedule tab above for details)
By Harold Pinter
Theatre Royal Bath Productions/ Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
Directed by Christopher Morahan
“…flawless—there’s a dreamlike lucidity that will have you seeing deep into the underground pathways of human nature.” —LATimes.com
“this is a Pinter anyone interested in modern theater won't want to miss.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Pryce gives a first-rate performance that gradually reveals the viper lurking underneath the vagrant” —The Guardian (UK)
Jonathan Pryce—two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner (Miss Saigon, Hamlet) and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)—is joined by Alan Cox and Alex Hassell in this major revival of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker. This superb production by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath won glowing reviews in London and Liverpool for its penetrating new take on the play—and for Pryce’s tour-de-force performance as a repellant, darkly funny, and deeply human Davies.
A pair of working-class brothers allows a homeless man to stay in their decrepit London flat, an act of compassion that sparks a cycle of cruelties, delusions, and shifting loyalties in a desperate struggle over territory. Pinter’s first great success, this work powerfully displays his sharp intelligence, masterful and spare use of language, and uncompromising exploration of life’s menace and comedy.