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Mark Rylance on the Olivier Awards with Mastercard 2016 red carpet (Photo: Pamela Raith)

Mark Rylance on the Olivier Awards with Mastercard 2016 red carpet (Photo: Pamela Raith)

Mark Rylance joins Pinter At The Pinter season

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson First Published 19 July 2018, Last Updated 23 July 2018

Mark Rylance will play two special charity performances of Harold Pinter’s Art, Truth And Politics, joining the star-studded line-up of the upcoming Pinter At The Pinter season.

A lecture originally delivered by Pinter upon receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, Art, Truth And Politics is sure to prove as pertinent as ever when performed by Rylance on Tuesday 2 and Thursday 4 October at 6pm.

The performances are available to ticket holders of the corresponding one-act plays on 2 and 4 October at the Harold Pinter Theatre. He will perform in aid of Stop the War, with £10 from every ticket for both evenings donated to the charity.

One For The Road, The New World Order, Mountain Language and Ashes to Ashes are performed on 2 October, and The Lover and The Collection on 4 October.

David Suchet, Tamsin Greig, Martin Freeman, Tracy Ann Oberman and Danny Dyer will also star in Pinter At The Pinter seasonDavid Suchet, Tamsin Greig, Martin Freeman, Tracy Ann Oberman and Danny Dyer will also star in Pinter At The Pinter season

These two charity events are part of the Pinter at the Pinter season, an extraordinary celebration of the most important British playwright of the 20th Century on the tenth anniversary of his death. Pinter’s twenty one-act plays will be performed in repertoire by a world-class cast, including Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, Danny Dyer, Tracy Ann Oberman, Gary Kemp and David Suchet.

Rylance said of the announcement: “Harold Pinter was one of our earliest supporters and his Nobel Lecture is a revelation. Here is a man passionately dedicated to truth in the theatre and the world. It will be an honour to speak his words.”

Artistic Director of the season, Jamie Lloyd, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark Rylance to our special season, performing in aid of his chosen charity, the Stop the War Coalition. This is sure to be a powerful evening; one of the all-time greatest actors speaking the provocative and profound words of one of the all-time greatest playwrights and political agitators.”

More information and tickets to all shows in the Pinter At The Pinter season are available through our Theatre Tickets page.

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