Hamlet

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Andrew Scott stars as Hamlet in Robert Icke’s new production, which transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited season, following a sold out run at the Almeida Theatre. Receiving praise for his portrayal of the titular character, Scott reprises the role for a West End run, opposite Jessica Brown Findlay and Juliet Stephenson. Hamlet opens June 9th 2017.
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Booking from 1 August 2017 until 31 August 2017
Running Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Oslo

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JT Rogers’ Broadway phenomenon Oslo transfers to the West End, directed by the multi-award winning Bartlett Sher. Playing a prior limited season at the National Theatre, the production opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre in September 2017. Oslo sees the two maverick Norwegian diplomats who achieved relations between Israeli, Palestine and America.
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Booking from 2 October 2017 until 30 December 2017

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Box Office:0844 871 7622
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Group Booking:020 7206 1174
Stage Door:020 7321 5300

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History

Previously the theatre was named the Comedy Theatre, but was renamed to honour playwright Harold Pinter when he passed. Originally opening in 1881 with comic opera The Mascotte, the building housed operettas and small comedies, with world premieres of Falka (1883) and Erminie (1885).

Pre-War performances included Raffles (1906), and Peg O’ Heart of Mine (1914). Throughout the First World War. the venue began to establish itself in the West End, hosting revue shows from Charles Blake Cochran and Andre Charlot. The Comedy Theatre also was pivotal in overturning theatre censorship, staging productions such as premiere's of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge and Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Throughout the 90’s the theatre became home to a large number of Harold Pinter plays including The Homecoming (1991), The Caretaker (1992), Moonlight (1995) and The Hothouse (1995). Soon, a mixture of productions began to come into the Comedy Theatre, with notable shows including Steptoe and Son in Murder at Oil Drum Lane (2006), The Rocky Horror Show (2007), starring David Bedella, Dickens Unplugged (2008) and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (2008-2009), directed by Craig Revel Horwood.

A range of stars have appeared at the theatre, including Matt Lucas in Prick Up Your Ears (2009), Keira Knightley and Damian Lewis in The Misanthrope (2010), Mark Rylance and Joanna Lumley in La Bete (2010). In 2011, ATG bought the venue and renamed it the Harold Pinter Theatre, in honour of the playwright. Keira Knightley starred in The Children's Hour (2011) after this, with Kristin Scott Thomas in Betrayal (2011) and Thandie Newton in Death and the Maiden (2011-2012).

Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends (2012) received an acclaimed revival, starring Kara Tointon and Reece Shearsmith, which was followed by a Terence Rattigan and David Hare double-bill of South Downs and The Browning Version (2012), with Anna Chancellor. Another Ayckbourn play received an all-star revival, with A Chorus of Disapproval (2012-2013) starring Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen.

A quick turnover of shows followed, including Rufus Sewell, Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams in Old Times (2013), a five-star, critically acclaimed revival of musical Merrily We Roll Along (2013), Chimerica (2013), Jez Butterworth's Mojo (2013-2014), starring Rupert Grint, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Coyle, Noel Coward's Relative Values (2014) and The Importance of Being Earnest (2014).

In 2014, Olivier Award-winning The Kinks' musical Sunny Afternoon transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre from the Hampstead Theatre, where it remained for an impressive two years. Following the musical's departure, Mark Rylance's Broadway play Nice Fish (2016) transfers, followed by Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2017).

Following a five star revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 2017 sees Andrew Scott take the lead role in Robert Icke's new production of Hamlet, transferring to the theatre from the Almeida. Hamlet is followed by J.T. Rogers' Tony Award-winning Broadway play, Oslo.

Past Shows

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(closed 27 May 2017)
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Nice Fish
(closed 11 Feb 2017)
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Sunny Afternoon
(closed 29 Oct 2016)

 
The importance of being Earnest
The Importance Of Being Earnest
(closed 20 Sep 2014)
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Relative Values
(closed 21 Jun 2014)
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Mojo
(closed 8 Feb 2014)

 
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Chimerica
(closed 16 Oct 2013)
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Merrily We Roll Along
(closed 27 Jul 2013)
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Old Times
(closed 6 Apr 2013)

 
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A Chorus of Disapproval
(closed 5 Jan 2013)
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South Downs and The Browning Version
(closed 21 Jul 2012)
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Absent Friends
(closed 14 Apr 2012)