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The Homecoming

Tue 10 – Sat 14 May 2022
Main Stage, Theatre Royal

EVENT INFORMATION

Tickets from: £15.00
Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Running time: TBC
Recommended: PG

Theatre Royal Bath Productions present
Mathew Horne and Keith Allen in
THE HOMECOMING 
by Harold Pinter
Directed by Jamie Glover 

“They’re very warm people, really. Very warm. They’re my family. They’re not ogres”
Harold Pinter’s 1960s masterpiece is widely regarded as his finest play. This bleakly funny exploration of family and relationships has become a modern classic and winner of the Tony Award for Best New Play.

Teddy, a professor in an American university, returns to his childhood home accompanied by his wife, Ruth, to find his father, uncle and brothers still living there. In the subsequent series of encounters, life becomes a barely camouflaged battle for power and sexual supremacy fought out with taut verbal brutality. Who will emerge victorious – the poised and elegant Ruth or her husband’s dysfunctional family?

Star of BBC’s Gavin & Stacey, Mathew Horne (Death in Paradise, Bad Education)is perfectly cast as Lenny, Teddy’s enigmatic brother. Versatile actor, comedian and musician Keith Allen (The Young Ones, The Pembrokeshire Murders, Pinter 3 in the West End) plays the brutal patriarch, Max.

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‘Fifty years after its London premiere, Harold Pinter’s play continues to puzzle, astonish and delight’

The Guardian

‘An excellent night – a man in total command of his talent’ 

Observer

‘Half a century after it put Harold Pinter at the forefront of British drama, The Homecoming  can still leave audiences so provoked, puzzled and pleased’

The Times

 

‘One is clearly in the presence of a modern classic’

Daily Telegraph

 

 

A close up view of Layton Williams as Jamie

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