The Homecoming returns for explosive anniversary run

The Homecoming

Rehearsals images and trailer have been released ahead of Jamie Lloyd’s 50th anniversary production of Pinter’s multi-award winning modern classic The Homecoming which officially opens at London’s Trafalgar Studios next week.

Director Jamie Lloyd has assembled an impressive cast of Keith Allen, Gemma Chan, Ron Cook, Gary Kemp, John Macmillan and John Simm in what promises to be a dynamic production.

Widely regarded as Pinter’s finest play, the dangerous and tantalisingly ambiguous world of The Homecoming is a crackling hotbed of visceral tension.

The cast in rehearsal for The Homecoming Photoraphy by Matt Humphrey.jpg

The Homecoming is a unique contemporary masterpiece of the 20th Century.

Teddy returns from America to introduce his wife Ruth to his family in London. On arrival 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.

John Simm in rehearsal for The Homecoming Photography by Matt Humphrey.jpg

As with The Jamie Lloyd Company’s previous productions, all tickets for Monday performances will be £15. Half of these will be made available through a special outreach scheme, targeted at schools and first-time theatregoers.

The Homecoming is playing, in preview, in Trafalgar Studio 1, opening with a gala night next Monday and running until February 13.

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