Directed by Jamie Lloyd
and Lia Williams
"Just one word can take your breath like a fist to the gut."
★★★★ SUNDAY TIMES
"An extraordinarily prophetic vision of the danger of ultimate power"
"One for the Road is one of the greatest plays ever written - a meticulously wrought vision of human darkness."
★★★★ TIME OUT
Opening the Pinter at the Pinter
season is 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 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. Michael Gambon will be joining the Pinter at the Pinter season as the voice of ?The Guard' in Mountain Language in Pinter One.
Ashes to Ashes
, directed by award-winning actress and long-time Pinter collaborator, Lia Williams
Williams is a richly atmospheric and compelling play in which the dark nightmare of human atrocity infiltrates a couple's living room.
Cast includes Paapa Essiedu
, Kate O'Flynn
, Antony Sher
and Maggie Steed
A special pre-show charity performance of Pinter's Nobel Lecture Art, Truth and Politics
will be performed by Mark Rylance
at 6pm Tuesday 2 October in aid of Stop the War.
Cast and Creatives
About the Pinter at the Pinter season
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. This unique theatrical event will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 6 September 2018 to 23 February 2019, and promises an unforgettable celebration of the 'most influential, provocative and poetic dramatist of his generation