Daniel Mays and George Mackay to star alongside Timothy Spall in The Caretaker, which opens for previews at the Old Vic Theatre from the 26th March it has been announced. 


Directed by the Old Vic’s Artistic Director Matthew Warchus, the play by Harold Pinter originally premiered in 1960 it managed to change the face of modern theatre.

Now it prepares to return to the London stage, the production will star Daniel Mays, George Mackay and Timothy Spall as an emerging power struggle emerges between the three characters that they play.

Pinter’s play sees a disturbed handyman Aston (Daniel Mays) invite a tramp (Timothy Spall) to come and stay with him in his brother’s flat. At first it appears as though the manipulative guest will take advantage of the vulnerable host, but when Aston’s brother Mick (George Mackay) arrives, a power struggle between them all begins to emerge.

Timothy Spall is known and loved for his character acting, having appeared on stage previously in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre) and Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Trevor Nunn for the RSC. His numerous film credits include his recent performance as J.M.W.Turner in Mr Turner and Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter films.

Meanwhile, Daniel Mays is another familiar face from stage and screen. His theatre credits include The Red Lion (National Theatre), Mojo (West End) and Hero (Royal Court Theatre). Other notable credits include Mrs Biggs and The Great Fire for television.

George Mackay’s credits include the film Pride (directed by Matthew Warchus), Ah Wilderness at the Young Vic Theatre and For Those in Peril – for which he won Best Actor at the Scottish BAFTA’s.

The Caretaker is at the Old Vic Theatre from the 26th March until the 14th May 2016. To buy tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, UK Tickets.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre People.com, Last Minute.com, Love Theatre.com and Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk