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Jessica Barden and Robert Glenister in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Jessica Barden and Robert Glenister in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

In rehearsal: Jessica Barden, Janie Dee & more in Pinter Four

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 24 October 2018

The magnificent Pinter celebration goes on. The Pinter At The Pinter season has already gone down a storm at the Harold Pinter Theatre, and stars including Tom Hiddleston, Kit Harrington, David Suchet, Hayley Squires, Russell Tovey, Antony Sher and Maggie Steed have already performed much of the revered playwright’s shorter material.

Performances of Pinter Three (Landscape/A Kind Of Alaska) begin this week, starring the likes of Tamsin Greig, Keith Allen and Lee Evans. And preparations for Pinter Four – comprising Moonlight and Night School, with Jessica Barden, Janie Dee and more – are well underway, ahead of performances commencing next week.

The season truly is proving a fitting tribute to mark the 10th anniversary of the revered playwright’s death, all presented by a world-class cast, many of whom were Harold Pinter’s friends and frequent collaborators.

Take a look at the first rehearsal photos of Pinter Four – with cast comprising Jessica Barden, Bríd Brennan, Janie Dee, Abbie Finn, Robert Glenister, Isis Hainsworth, Peter Polycarpou, Dwane Walcott and Al Weaver – below (photo credit: Marc Brenner).

Janie Dee in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Janie Dee in Pinter Four rehearsals

Peter Polycarpou and Robert Glenister in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Peter Polycarpou and Robert Glenister in Pinter Four rehearsals

Brid Brennan in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Brid Brennan in Pinter Four rehearsals

Jessica Barden in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Jessica Barden in Pinter Four rehearsals

The brutality of family life and the subjectivity of memory are explored in the emotionally raw and richly funny Moonlight, directed by Olivier Award winner Lyndsey Turner, in which the past haunts the dark, lonely recesses of a dying father’s bedroom.

An East End criminal returns home from prison to find his room has been occupied by a mysterious woman with a secret. Set in the sweaty nightclubs and claustrophobic boarding houses of 1960s London, this is a rare opportunity to see the brilliantly witty and vivid Night School, directed by the inventive young director, Ed Stambollouian.

Jessica Barden and Al Weaver in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Jessica Barden and Al Weaver in Pinter Four rehearsals

Dwane Walcott in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Dwane Walcott in Pinter Four rehearsals

The cast in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

The cast in Pinter Four rehearsals

Isis Hainsworth in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Isis Hainsworth in Pinter Four rehearsals

Al Weaver, Abbie Finn and Brid Bennan in Pinter Four rehearsals (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Al Weaver, Abbie Finn and Brid Bennan in Pinter Four rehearsals

 

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