The Jamie Lloyd Company presents a complete season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays to celebrate the legacy of the Nobel Prize-winning British writer on the 10th anniversary of his death.
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?
It’s nuanced, careful, and tacitly manages to develop a sense of inescapable isolation over the course of the three plays, without ever explicitly mentioning it
Patrick Marber has given Pinter Five the look and feel that is absolutely required for these three short plays. Each one is perfectly wrapped and delivered, making Pinter Five a wonderful post-Christmas gift
It's a tour-de-force from McFarlane, whose Caribbean-accented controller goes from matey charm, promising shared holidays in Barbados, to savouring his wonderfully creative threats
The whole cast are cooking with gas
The performances, like the plays themselves, are both complex and simple and entirely compelling. You feel yourself leaning forward, wanting to catch each breath
Pinter’s menacing debut ‘The Room’ is the highlight of the Patrick Marber-directed portion of Pinter at the Pinter
The cast of nine are having so much fun that, for a crazy moment, I actually wanted to join them on stage
Patrick Marber's production of Pinter's first play is the highlight of an intriguing, if not wholly satisfying, triple bill
Jane Horrocks and Rupert Graves offer wonderful performances in a selection of Pinter's shorter works
Jane Horrocks, Rupert Graves and others shine in Patrick Marber and Jamie Lloyd’s bold revivals of the playwright’s shorter plays