The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company is staging Harold Pinter’s masterpiece Old Times at Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes.
At a remote farmhouse Anna pays an unexpected visit to Kate, her old flatmate, now married to Deeley.
They reminisce about old times in London twenty years ago – But all is not as it seems.
This darkly erotic, haunting and puzzling play reveals a game of power and possession as memories unfold and are used as weapons of sinister manipulation.
Old Times is an intriguing play that becomes a talking point among the audience over its myriad interpretations.
Pinter had this to say: “What am I writing about? Not the weasel under the cocktail cabinet….. I can sum up none of my play.
“I can describe none of them, except to say: that is what happened. This is what they said. That is what they did.”
Starring Beverley Longhurst (Theatre credits include All My Sons, Remembrance of Things Past and Mourning Becomes Electra (National Theatre), The Illustrious Corpse (Soho Theatre), Way Upstream (Derby Playhouse), All My Sons (Liverpool Playhouse) and Shadow Language (Theatre 503) and Shutters (Park Theatre).
Alex Reece-Deeley (Stage credits – A Comedy of Errors at the Rose Theatre).
Kathryn Worth (Film credits – Unrelated with Tom Hiddleston; The Gates of Vanity, Always in the Present, Through the Lens, The Fighter’s Ballad, Bigga Than Ben and Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont).
TV – Doctors, Genie in the House; and Stage – Archimedes’ Principle (Park Theatre) Toujours et Pres de Toi, (Opera Erratica at Hoxton Hall) and Belvedere (Brighton Festival).
Running from October 15-18.