Last Updated on 25th February 2016
The Jamie Lloyd Company returns to the West End with a new production of Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary year.
The Homecoming will feature an all-star cast including John Simm (Lenny), Keith Allen (Sam), Gemma Chan (Ruth), Ron Cook (Max), Gary Kemp (Teddy), and John Macmillan (Joey).
When Teddy returns from America to introduce his wife Ruth to his family in London, they discover a claustrophobic and brutal household where his father Max, brothers Lenny and Joey and Uncle Sam live in a state of mutual loathing and festering resentment. Theirs is a motherless, compassionless and lawless home where Ruth immediately becomes the centre of attention. Pinter’s sinister masterpiece simmers with suspense and rings with savage humour as Ruth navigates her way between the roles of predator and prey in an incisive battle of wills.
The Homecoming is widely regarded as Pinter’s finest play, a unique 20th Century contemporary masterpiece.
Jamie Lloyd said: “This is a significant anniversary for this iconic, game-changing play and I couldn’t be more excited to be creating it with this dynamic cast of powerful actors. This production is the first project from our company’s new and ambitious slate of work that I can’t wait to announce over the coming months. I am thrilled to be introducing Pinter’s masterpiece to a new and diverse audience at Trafalgar and, determined as ever to make our productions as accessible as possible, I am looking forward to the return of our popular £15 Mondays.”
The Homecoming will be designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Richard Howell and Sound by George Dennis.