Harold Pinter’s classic tale Old Times has been at his namesake’s theatre since January 12th but it will be ending in just a few days.
Indeed, people staying in luxury suites in London in the next couple of weeks will have their last chance to see this seductive, erotic and compelling drama.
Locked away in a secluded farmhouse, Kate, Deeley and Anna reminisce about their early days together in London, but as conflicting memories come to the fore, underlying sexual tensions are stoked and the past suddenly feels very vividly present.
Star of both stage and screen Kristen Scott Thomas is directed by Ian Rickson after the pair worked together in the critically acclaimed productions of Pinter’s Betrayal and Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull.
Portraying both Kate and Anna, Scott Thomas alternates the roles with Lia Williams, while the male protagonist is played by Rufus Sewell who was last seen on stage before that in Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The Guardian gave the production four stars, stating: “Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams are currently alternating the two female roles in Harold Pinter’s 1971 play with Rufus Sewell as the man in the middle. The result, in Ian Rickson’s brilliantly pellucid production, is fascinating.
“It is both a beautifully clear production and one which, through the alternate casting, adds to the bottomless mystery of Pinter’s play.”
People will be able to get their hands on tickets to see one of the performances remaining from as little as £10, while the most expensive seating available will cost £49.50.
Getting to the Harold Pinter Theatre shouldn’t provide too many problems for visitors to the city as the venue is situated just a short walk from a number of Tube stops including Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Charing Cross.