A new trailer and rehearsal images have been released as Jamie Lloyd’s 50th anniversary production of The Homecoming starts previews at the Trafalgar Studios.
The production stars Keith Allen (Sam), Gemma Chan (Ruth), Ron Cook (Max), Gary Kemp (Teddy), John Macmillan (Joey) and John Simm (Lenny).
It is widely considered to be Pinter’s finest play, the dangerous world portrayed in the play simmers with tension, alongside the impressive cast that Jamie Lloyd has assembled in a production that promises to be dynamic.
This latest production is designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Richard Howell and sound by George Dennis.
When Teddy returns from America to introduce his wife Ruth to his family in London, they discover a claustrophobic and brutal household where his father Max, brothers Lenny and Joey and Uncle Sam live in a state of mutual loathing and festering resentment. Theirs is a motherless, compassionless and lawless home where Ruth immediately becomes the centre of attention. Pinter’s sinister masterpiece simmers with suspense and rings with savage humour as Ruth navigates her way between the roles of predator and prey in an incisive battle of wills.
This is the latest production to be produced by the Jamie Lloyd Company and continues their reputation for presenting compelling drama that sparks debate. Previous productions to be presented by the company include: Richard III (starring Martin Freeman), East is East (starring Jane Horrocks), The Ruling Class and Macbeth (both starring James McAvoy).
The Homecoming is on at the Trafalgar Studios until the 13th February. To buy tickets visit: Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk , Discount Theatre.com , ATG Tickets , Last Minute.com, Love Theatre.com, Ticketmaster.co.uk .