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Gary Kemp, Maggie Steed and John Simm will star in the Pinter At The Pinter season

Gary Kemp, Maggie Steed and John Simm will star in the Pinter At The Pinter season

Gary Kemp, Maggie Steed and John Simm among new Pinter casting

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson First Published 21 June 2018, Last Updated 21 June 2018

More stars have joined the glittering array of cast members in the forthcoming Pinter At The Pinter season, including Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, Maggie Steed (Channel 4’s Chewing Gum) and John Simm (Doctor Who, Collateral).

Also joining the likes of Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig and Danny Dyer in the season are stage and screen stars Rupert Graves (Sherlock, V For Vendetta), Keith Allen (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Phil Davis (Vera Drake) and Paapa Essiedu (RSC’s Hamlet).

The unprecedented Pinter At The Pinter season, produced by the Jamie Lloyd Company, will see all twenty of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays performed at the Harold Pinter Theatre, in a programme running from September 2018 to February 2019. The event marks the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner’s death.


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Essiedu and Steed will both join the cast of Ashes To Ashes, the opening show of the season, directed by Lia Williams, which plays in rep with The Lover/The Collection, starring David Suchet and John Macmillan.

Simm and Kemp, meanwhile, are reunited with Jamie Lloyd following The Homecoming at Trafalgar Studios. The duo will appear alongside Davis, Celia Imrie, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Abraham Popoola in Party Time and Celebration.

Allen joins Tamsin Greig in Landscape and A Kind Of Alaska, and Graves is reunited with director Patrick Marber, who directed him in the 40th anniversary production of Pinter’s The Caretaker, to star in Jane Horrocks, Emma Naomi and Nicholas Woodeson in The Room, Victoria Station and Family Voices.

Additionally, to celebrate Harold Pinter’s birthday, Lloyd will direct a unique charity gala performance of Pinter’s sketches, monologues and poems, alongside extracts from his other plays, prose and political speeches, on 10 October.

Artistic Director Lloyd said: “Harold’s early sketches are as hilarious as his later poems are searing and provocative. As we raise a glass to the great man on what would have been his 88th birthday with some of his close friends and colleagues, I’m keen to acknowledge the extraordinary depth and breadth of his groundbreaking work.”

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