The Room / Victoria Station / Family Voices
Catch Jane Horrocks in the latest series of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays with Pinter at the Pinter tickets
Patrick Marber directs a triple-bill of Harold Pinter’s short plays The Room / Victoria Station / Family Voices as part of The Jamie Lloyd Company’s Pinter at the Pinter Season. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright’s death, Jamie Lloyd presents a season of his finest one-act plays, featuring stellar casts and creative teams.
Originally published in 1957, The Room is Pinter’s first play and his first comedy of menace, exploring the all-too-familiar and searingly topical subject of English xenophobia. A dark, thrilling play, it has often been compared to his later work The Birthday Party. Further plays on the bill are the hilarious Victoria Station and incredibly reflective Family Voices, which offer up a varied evening.
Family Voices was originally conceived as a radio play, first airing in 1983 on BBC Radio 3. Patrick Marber directs the triple-bill, with extensive directing credits including Don Juan in Soho at Wyndham’s Theatre, Venus in Fur at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Travesties in the West End and on Broadway and Closer.
Casting includes Jane Horrocks, whose stage credits include the Old Vic’s King Lear and the Royal Court’s Instructions for a Correct Assembly and Emma Naomi, who was part of the ensemble in Don Juan in Soho. Nicholas Woodesen also stars in the plays, with extensive stage and screen credits including The Audience, Limehouse Golem, The Hustle and Friday Night Dinner, alongside Sherlock’s Rupert Graves and Luke Thallon, who recently featured in The Inheritance at the Young Vic.
The Room / Victoria Station / Family Voices features as the fifth production of the season, playing in rep with the hilarious Party Time / Celebration. Promising a thought-provoking night of varied entertainment, the triple-bill plays at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited season, running at the West End venue from 13 December 2018 to 26 January 2019, with an official opening on 3 January 2019.
The Room / Victoria Station / Family Voices may not be suitable for children. Under 5s will not be admitted.