Directed by Jamie Lloyd
"A pair of juicy entertainments full of menace, mystery and wickedly barbed one-liners."
"A joy - you really do have to laugh, or else you might cry."
★★★★ THE TIMES
"David Suchet is a Quentin, you might say, done to a crisp."
"The Collection serves as an invaluable Pinter primer"
★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH
Two miniature comedic masterpieces from the 1960s, The Lover
and The Collection
, which explore secrets, lies and seduction, are directed by 'major Pinter interpreter
' (Financial Times), Jamie Lloyd.
Playful and provocative, The Lover
features a conventional, suburban couple in unconventional circumstances. The Collection
, hailed as one of the outstanding plays of the 20th Century by Laurence Olivier, delves into the intriguing mystery of two London couples linked by sexual desire and a quest for supremacy.
Cast includes David Suchet
, Russel Tovey
, Hayley Squires
and John Macmillan
A special pre-show charity performance of Pinter's Nobel Lecture Art, Truth and Politics
will be performed by Mark Rylance
at 6pm Thursday 4 October in aid of Stop the War.
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
' (The Guardian).