The Jamie Lloyd Company presents The Lover/The Collection, starring David Suchet, at the Harold Pinter Theatre as part of its complete season of one-act plays by the Nobel Prize-winning British writer Harold Pinter. Celebrating the legacy of the “most influential, provocative and poetic dramatist of his generation” (The Guardian) on the 10th anniversary of his death, this duo of plays runs from 13 September 2018 until 20 October 2018 and promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Directed by “major Pinter interpreter” (Financial Times), Jamie Lloyd, these two plays are miniature comedic masterpieces from the 1960s. The Lover and The Collection explore secrets, lies and seduction and are playful and provocative pieces. Menace often disguises itself as wit in The Lover, the tale of a conventional, suburban couple in unconventional circumstances. Hailed as one of the most outstanding plays of the 20th Century by Laurence Olivier, The Collection is funny, tense, and packed with menace, undeniably one of Pater’s comedic triumphs.
The cast includes David Suchet, a treasured television favourite known for his role as Hercule Poirot in ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot’. He appeared as the Belgian detective in 70 episodes until 2013 when the series ended. Suchet’s extensive theatre credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Long Day’s Journey Into Night and All My Sons.
Joining him are John Macmillan, Hayley Squires and Russell Tovey.
About the Pinter at the Pinter Season:
The Jamie Lloyd Company presents a complete season of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays to celebrate the legacy of the Nobel Prize-winning British writer on the 10th anniversary of his death. This unique theatrical event will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 6 September 2018 to 23 February 2019, and promises an unforgettable celebration of the “most influential, provocative and poetic dramatist of his generation” (The Guardian).