The Homecoming

by Harold Pinter

Tue 15 Sep - Sat 19 Sep 7.45pm

 

Reading: Tuesday 14 April, The Burghley Room, Stamford Arts Centre, 8pm

Auditions: Tuesday 21 April, The Burghley Room, Stamford Arts Centre, 8pm

Rehearsals: commence at the beginning of July

 

What's the play about?

homecoming2The Homecoming is considered by many critics to be not just Harold Pinter's, but one of the twentieth century’s, masterpieces. A long-absent son and his attractive wife, return to his contentious childhood home, still occupied by his father and two younger brothers. Plunged into a misogynistic household, the wife’s intelligence and sexual charisma begins to control the family. Caught in a power struggle, father and sons vie for the wife’s attention and affection with outrageous consequences, and the family becomes the ultimate combat zone in this darkly witty drama by one of the defining playwrights in modern theatre.

The Director, Roger de Toney, writes “The story of family dysfunction will resonate with many audiences and one should always remember: you can go home again, but you’ll pay the consequences. The clash over who does the dishes, ate the last snack or sits in the most comfortable chair are reflective of many family gatherings”

It is particularly exciting to be presenting this wonderful play 50 years on from its first performance in 1965. The original production was presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London before transferring to Broadway in 1967, where it won a Tony Award for Best Play.

Contains adult themes and events

 

Cast

Max

David Roberts

Lennie

Henry Sauntson

Sam

David Lee

Joey

Guy Sharman

Teddy

Peter Unwin

Ruth

Carmel O’Sullivan

 

Positions currently filled

Director

Roger de Toney

Stage Manager

Eric Cullum

Assistant Stage Manager / crew

Sarah Goodings

AN Other T.B.C

Set Design

Larry Wilkes

Set construction

Eric Cullum

Lighting

Alan Muhley

Rehearsal prompts

Ruth Demagalski

Olwen Millhouse

Photography

Larry Wilkes

Posters / Programme

Colin Plant

Positions under discussion

Properties

 

Wardrobe

 

Sound

 

Light operator

 

Front of house

 

Positions where volunteers are sought

Production Manager

 

Publicity        

Gemma Larke