Main House Mathew Horne, Keith Allen, Ian Bartholomew

The Homecoming

Directed by Jamie Glover
  • 30 March - 9 April
The Homecoming

Event Information

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Press Night Tuesday 5 April 7pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm (not Weds 30 March)

Wed 30 Mar — Sat 9 Apr

“They’re very warm people, really. Very warm. They’re my family. They’re not ogres”

Harold Pinter’s 1960s masterpiece is widely regarded as his finest play. This bleakly funny exploration of family and relationships has become a modern classic and winner of the Tony Award for Best New Play.

Teddy, a professor in an American university, returns to his childhood home accompanied by his wife, Ruth, to find his father, uncle and brothers still living there. In the subsequent series of encounters, life becomes a barely camouflaged battle for power and sexual supremacy fought out with taut verbal brutality. Who will emerge victorious – the poised and elegant Ruth or her husband’s dysfunctional family?

Star of BBC’s Gavin & Stacey, Mathew Horne (Agatha Raisin, Bad Education, Newark Newark) is perfectly cast as Lenny, Teddy’s enigmatic brother. Versatile actor, comedian and musician Keith Allen (The Young Ones, The Pembrokeshire Murders, Pinter 3 in the West End) plays the brutal patriarch, Max. Four time Olivier Award nominee Ian Bartholomew (Into The Woods, Radio Times, Mrs Henderson Presents, Half a Sixpence, Coronation Street), plays Sam. Teddy is played by Sam Alexander whose recent TV includes Rhys in Emmerdale, and on stage The Watsons (Chichester Festival Theatre), Lady in the Van and Racing Demon (both Theatre Royal Bath). RSC regular Geoffrey Lumb, recently seen in the West End in Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and The Light, plays Joey. Shanaya Rafaat (Around the World in 80 Days at the St James Theatre and Great Expectations at the West Yorkshire Playhouse) plays Ruth.

“Fifty years after its London premiere, Harold Pinter’s play continues to puzzle, astonish and delight.” Guardian

“Half a century after it put Harold Pinter at the forefront of British drama, The Homecoming can still leave audiences so provoked, puzzled and pleased” The Times

“One is clearly in the presence of a modern classic” Daily Telegraph

“An excellent night – a man in total command of his talent” Observer


Wednesday 30 March – Saturday 9 April 2022

Evenings 7.30pm

Press Night Tuesday 5 April 7pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm (not 30 March)

Tickets from £27

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

Theatre Royal Bath Productions present

THE HOMECOMING by Harold Pinter

Starring Mathew Horne, Keith Allen, Ian Bartholomew, Ian Bartholomew, Geoffrey Lumb and Shanaya Rafaat.

Director – Jamie Glover

Designer – Liz Ascroft

Lighting Designer – Johanna Town

Sound Designer – Max Pappenheim

Associate Director – Amy Reade

Casting Director – Ginny Schiller CDG

Fight Director – Kate Waters

Intimacy Coordinator – Vanessa Coffey

Box Office phonelines are currently open from 10am – 6pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Main House productions may include a £2.50 building levy.

Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here