Party Time/Celebration

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The highly pertinent Party Time is paired with Harold Pinter’s final play, Celebration, as part of the Pinter At The Pinter season. Read More >

The highly pertinent Party Time is paired with Harold Pinter’s final play, Celebration, as part of the Pinter At The Pinter season.

A scathing and bitterly amusing attack on the increasingly powerful and narcissistic super-rich, set against the backdrop of terrifying state oppression, the highly pertinent Party Time will chime with modern audiences.

Celebration is an irresistible comedy about the vulgarity and ostentatious materialism of the nouveau riche, set in a fashionable London restaurant. An evening of social satire that chimes with our times, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

The cast includes Celia Imrie, Tracy-Ann Oberman, and Abraham Popoola.

Pinter At The Pinter is a unique event featuring all twenty short plays written by the greatest British playwright of the 20th Century. They have never been performed together in a season of this kind. The twenty plays will be presented in repertoire by a company of world-class creatives, many of whom were Harold Pinter’s friends and collaborators.

Harold Pinter was born in Hackney, London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 until his death on Christmas Eve 2008.

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pinter was lauded throughout his life as one of the greatest living playwrights, who had a revolutionary impact on how theatre was written and performed, and who it represented on stage. An establishment agitator who challenged injustice, he became as famous for his political interventions as for his writing later in his life.

His genius was recognised within his lifetime as a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, the Companion of Honour for services to Literature, the Legion D’Honneur, the European Theatre Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award and the Moliere D’Honneur for lifetime achievement. In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature, in addition to 18 other honorary degrees.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 20/12/2018

Opening Night: 04/01/2019

Closing Night: 26/01/2019

Running time: TBC

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Cast - Ron Cook, Celia Imrie, Tracy Ann Oberman, Abraham Popoola

Creative

Director - Jamie Lloyd

Producer - Jamie Lloyd Company, Ambassador Theatre Group, Benjamin Lowy Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and Glass Half Full Productions

Designer - Soutra Gilmour

Lighting Designer - Jon Clark & Richard Howell

Sound - George Dennis and Ben & Max Ringham

Music By - George Dennis and Ben & Max Ringham

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