Harold Pinter

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Joan Bakewell on love, fun and ambition at 90: ‘I’ve been pleased not to be married these last 20 years’
Still nowhere near ready to retire, the arts presenter talks about her six decades in TV, her affair with Harold Pinter and why David Attenborough was a terrific boss

Zoe Williams

19, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Michael Gambon: an actor who let his heart and soul crack open
A star with incredible presence, Gambon brought heft and delicacy, mischief and feeling, to the stage and screen

David Jays

28, Sep, 2023 @12:26 PM

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Bread and butter pudding with William Friedkin | Letter
Letter: Gerry Harrison recalls working with the late American film director, and tells of his eccentric collection of charity boxes

11, Aug, 2023 @5:01 PM

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Michael Bakewell obituary
Radio and television producer who was head of plays at the BBC and steered productions of work by Harold Pinter, Alan Plater, Ibsen, Strindberg and Athol Fugard

Michael Coveney

01, Aug, 2023 @4:09 PM

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Patrick Marber to direct Nachtland, a play about Hitler’s art and ‘rise of the new right’
Satire by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg will open next year at the Young Vic in London which will also revive Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming

Chris Wiegand

18, Jul, 2023 @9:00 AM

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The week in theatre: As You Like It; Tambo & Bones; Stumped – review
Seasoned actors turn Shakespeare’s romcom on its head in an enchanted RSC production; US race relations meet Waiting for Godot; and at the crease with Beckett and Pinter

Susannah Clapp

02, Jul, 2023 @9:30 AM

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The best theatre of 2022
In a superb year for the stage, our chief critic gives 10 shows an extra round of applause. Plus, Guardian theatre reviewers each pick their 2022 standout

Arifa Akbar

15, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Stumped review – at the crease with Beckett and Pinter
Shomit Dutta’s play imagines the two cricket-obsessed Nobel prize winners as waiting batsmen in an enjoyable spin on Waiting for Godot and The Dumb Waiter

Mark Lawson

18, Sep, 2022 @10:01 AM

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Batting for Godot: the play about Beckett and Pinter teaming up for a game of cricket
The two titans of modern drama were both cricket obsessives. What if they had faced the fast bowlers together? Playwright Shomit Dutta explains why he made it happen – with darkly comic drama Stumped

Michael Billington

08, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Sad! Is Donald Trump just too boring for a grand Shakespearean makeover?
Bertie Carvel is brilliant in The 47th, Mike Bartlett’s ingenious play about the former US president, but the real parallel is not with the Bard’s kings but his hollow braggarts

Michael Billington

14, Apr, 2022 @11:02 AM

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The Homecoming review – Pinter’s wickedly funny drama with a warped fairytale twist
On a spectacular set creating Nosferatu-like shadows, Keith Allen expertly negotiates patriarch Max’s rapid turns in a bleakly humorous production exploring relationships

Ryan Gilbey

06, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Homecoming: Pinter’s male fantasists return in the age of #MeToo
Criticised for moral ambiguity on its premiere, the 1965 drama – about a woman in a masculine world of aggression and pretence – is back to provoke and disturb

Michael Billington

16, Mar, 2022 @2:19 PM

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