The Jamie Lloyd Company presents Landscape/ A Kind of Alaska, starring Tamsin Greig, at the Harold Pinter Theatre as part of its complete season of one-act plays by the Nobel Prize-winning British writer Harold Pinter. Celebrating the legacy of the “most influential, provocative and poetic dramatist of his generation” (The Guardian) on the 10th anniversary of his death, this duo of plays runs from 25 October 2018 until 8 December 2018 and promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Landscape and A Kind of Alaska are spellbinding evocations of loneliness, isolation and the strange mists of time directed by Jamie Lloyd. Landscape is a minimalist marvel. A housekeeper, no longer young, is locked in a beautiful memory and her robust and extroverted ex-cellarman husband demands to be heard. In A Kind of Alaska, a middle-aged woman named Deborah awakes from a twenty-nine-year sleep caused by the sickness Encephalitis Lethargica and is suspended between the conscious and unconscious worlds, trapped in the mind of a sixteen-year-old.
In addition, Lee Evans will perform the poignant Monologue and a selection of Pinter’s most hilarious comedy sketches, including the sketch Apart From That, with Meera Syal.
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).
Cast includes Keith Allen, Lee Evans, Tamsin Greig, Meera Syal, Tom Edden and – at select performances – Penelope Wilton.
Tamsin Greig is best-known for her television roles in ‘Green Wing’, ‘Black Books’, ‘Episodes’ and ‘Friday Night Dinner’. Greig’s theatre credits include God of Carnage, Labour of Love and Twelfth Night.
Keith Allen also stars. Allen is well-known for playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in 'Robin Hood', the BBC TV series.
In addition, long-term Pinter collaborator Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey) will make 12 special guest appearances to perform the witty monologue Tess - written specifically for her by Pinter - from the 19th November. Wilton's attendance cannot be guaranteed.
Lee Evans will perform the poignant Monologue and a selection of Pinter’s most hilarious comedy sketches, including the sketch Apart From That, with Meera Syal.
About the Pinter at the Pinter season:
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(3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.