About The Season

About The Season

Pinter at the Pinter was an unprecedented season of Harold Pinter’s work, marking ten years since the Nobel Prize winner’s death, celebrating the most important playwright of the 20th century in the theatre that bears his name.

The twenty once-act plays were presented in repertoire by a company of world-class creatives, many of whom were Harold Pinter’s friends and collaborators. The cast included Keith Allen, Jessica Barden, Bríd Brennan, Ron Cook, Phil Davis, Janie Dee, Danny Dyer, Tom Edden, Paapa Essiedu, Lee Evans, Abbie Finn, Martin Freeman, Robert Glenister, Rupert Graves, Tamsin Greig, Isis Hainsworth, John Heffernan, Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie, Gary Kemp, Katherine Kingsley, John Macmillan, Eleanor Matsuura, Colin McFarlane, Emma Naomi, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Kate O’Flynn, Jonjo O’Neill, Peter Polycarpou, Abraham Popoola, Antony Sher, John Simm, Hayley Squires, Maggie Steed, David Suchet, Meera Syal, Luke Thallon, Russell Tovey, Dwane Walcott, Al Weaver, Gemma Whelan, Penelope Wilton and Nicholas Woodeson.

Direction was by Jamie Lloyd, Patrick Marber, Ed Stambollouian, Lyndsey Turner and Lia Williams. Season design was by Soutra Gilmour.

A special pre-show charity performance of Pinter’s Nobel Lecture Art, Truth and Politics was performed by Mark Rylance in aid of Stop the War, whilst long-term Pinter collaborator Penelope Wilton made 12 guest appearances to perform the witty monologue Tess.

The Jamie Lloyd Company’s revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, opening at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited 13-week season from 5 March 2019, forms the culmination of the groundbreaking season.