Thank you Blue for finding and posting that very interesting article. It proves what pure professionals all three of our actors in this dramatisation of Old Times are. They take their work very seriously and put a whole lot of effort into making what turned out to be a very memorable experience for all of those who were lucky enough to see it.
I've only just caught up with this, but what a fascinating account - thanks for finding it, Blue!
I loved the comment "When Harold was asked what Old Times was “about”. He replied, “I don’t know. I just know that it happened.”" I think maybe that was the best way to approach watching it! And "The pauses are never empty. They are filled with ten thousand unspoken words and feelings." How true that was!
I also enjoyed the account of the week they all spent together. We already knew they'd done some intensive preparation in Norfolk, but I hadn't realised it was quite that intense!
For those of you who loved Lia Williams in Old Times, this sounds like a great event.
If I lived in the area, I would definitely go.
An evening featuring Old Times’ Lia Williams
Following her incredible performances as Kate and Anna in Old Times at the Harold Pinter Theatre earlier this year, Lia Williams discusses the work and influence of Pinter’s work in a panel discussion - Pinteresque: Harold Pinter and British Theatre on June 5 in Trafalgar Studio One at 6pm.
Other guests will include Michael Billington (Guardian Theatre critic and writer of biography Harold Pinter), Gina McKee (The Lover and The Collection by Harold Pinter, Comedy Theatre; Old Times by Harold Pinter, Donmar Warehouse), Nick Payne (playwright and winner of the Harold Pinter Award 2012 and Evening Standard Award for Best Play 2012), and Director of The Hothouse and Trafalgar Transformed season Jamie Lloyd.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance. We look forward to seeing you there!
That does sound interesting. I wish I could go. It's part of the Trafalgar Studios platform events so I think you might have to book tickets for The Hothouse to be eligible, though it's not that clear for this one.
I am going to see The Hothouse however. I also notice there are a couple of Pinter shorts, Family Voices and Victoria Station no less. I'd like to see those on the stage too.