The Caretaker – first performed in 1960 – was Harold Pinter’s first big hit. Fifty years on, it remains as mysterious and compelling as ever.
In this new production, Hollywood star and two-time Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce joins the pantheon of great actors from Donald Pleasance to Michael Gambon who have played the part of the mysterious drifter, Davies.
Offered shelter in a dilapidated London flat by two strangers who later turn out to be brothers, Davies becomes embroiled in power games both terrifying and comic.
When this production opened at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre in October 2009 it was acclaimed as one of the finest ever productions of the play ever. Now it transfers to the West End for fourteen weeks only.
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