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The Homecoming

  • Spring 2022
The Homecoming

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UK Tour Spring 2022

“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 (Death in Paradise, Bad Education), 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, Great Expectations at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and BBC’s Doctor Who) 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

UK Tour Spring 2022

w/c 28 March & 4 April             Theatre Royal Bath

w/c 11 April                             Cambridge Arts Theatre

w/c 18 April                             Malvern Theatre

w/c 25 April                             Leicester Curve  

w/c 2 May                                Theatre Royal Brighton

w/c 9 May                                Newcastle Theatre Royal

w/c 16 May                              Theatre Royal York


Theatre Royal Bath Productions present

THE HOMECOMING by Harold Pinter

Starring Mathew Horne, Keith Allen, Sam Alexander, 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