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About the showOlivier Award-winning director Lyndsey Turner teams up with Ed Stambollouian to present the fourth double-bill in The Jamie Lloyd Company’s Pinter at the Pinter Season. Moonlight / Night School plays at the Harold Pinter Theatre as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the playwright’s finest works.
First published in 1993, Moonlight is one of Harold Pinter’s later plays, and is a sharp take on loneliness. Set within the bedroom of a dying father, the action sees the past return to haunt him with emotionally raw and surprisingly funny consequences. Lyndsey Turner directs, after most recently directing Girls & Boys at the Royal Court, which later transferred to Broadway.
Ed Stambollouian tackles Night School, one of Pinter’s earlier plays that was published in 1968. A hugely funny piece, the action takes place deep within the sweaty nightclubs and cramped boarding houses of 1960’s London. When an East End criminal returns home after a stint in prison, he arrives to find that a mysterious woman with a dark secret is residing in his rooms…
Two contrasting pieces that offer up themes of loneliness, brutality of family life and the subjectivity of memory, the double-bill is led by two stellar directors, with the shows playing in rep with Landscape / A Kind of Alaska starring Tamsin Greig.
Casting for Moonlight / Night School includes Jessica Barden, whose extensive screen credits include hit series The End of the F***ing World, with theatre credits including Blasted and Jerusalem.
Featuring a variety of Pinter’s best-known and lesser-performed plays, the season at the West End theatre boasts star-studded casts and stellar creative teams under the leadership of Jamie Lloyd (Doctor Faustus, The Homecoming, The Maids).
A hilarious and dark double-bill of thrillers, Moonlight / Night School is the fourth production in the season and runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from November 1st to December 8th 2018, with a press night on November 16th 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 star-studded casts on stage.
Moonlight / Night School may not be suitable for children.