About the showTamsin Greig stars in the third double-bill production Landscape / A Kind of Alaska at the Harold Pinter Theatre, in a season presented by The Jamie Lloyd Company. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the death of Harold Pinter, the Pinter at the Pinter Season features a variety of stars in some of the playwright’s finest one-act pieces.
Landscape is one of Pinter’s earlier works, first published in 1969. A minimalist marvel, the pertinent play sees a woman locked in a beautiful memory as her husband demands to be heard. His later play, A Kind of Alaska, was written in 1982 and sees Deborah awaken from a twenty-nine year-long sleep to find herself suspended between conscious and unconscious worlds.
Both pieces are enchanting evocations of isolation and loneliness within the boundless constraints of time, as the characters find themselves spinning in completely different worlds.
Casting includes Tamsin Greig, who recently appeared on stage in James Graham’s Labour of Love and in the National Theatre’s Twelfth Night, alongside Keith Allen (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Marcella). Greig's further theatre credits include the revival of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at the Playhouse Theatre, as well as Jumpy. Greig is perhaps best-known for her television roles in Friday Night Dinner, Black Books and Episodes.
Further casting includes well-known stand-up comedian Lee Evans, whose theatre credits include The Producers and Endgame, as well as Meera Syal (Annie, Romeo and Juliet).
Jamie Lloyd, Patrick Marber, Ed Stambollouian, Lyndsey Turner and Lia Williams are set to direct the various double-billed productions, which include Pinter’s short works The Lover / The Collection, Party Time / Celebration and more. The entire season plays at the West End venue from September 2018 to February 2019 and features star-studded casts.
A thrilling exploration of the themes of loneliness and time, Landscape / A Kind of Alaska is the third production in the season and runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 25 October to 8 December 2018, with a press night on 15 November 2018.
Who Should See It?Harold Pinter fans will be thrilled by this season, which stages some of the playwright’s lesser-known works as well as his finest plays. This is a great chance to see an acclaimed actress on stage.
Landscape / A Kind of Alaska may not be suitable for children.