Ian McKellen On Stage With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU! Sir Ian McKellen has joined with Ambassador Theatre Group to present his biggest adventure to date. To celebrate his 80th Birthday, Ian has been touring the UK playing 80 of his favourite theatres, all to raise money for British Theatre. Now, Ian completes his epic journey by returning to the West End … [Read more...]
Harold Pinter Theatre London Tickets, News & Reviews
Ian McKellen on Stage
With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU!
Sir Ian McKellen has joined with Ambassador Theatre Group to present his biggest adventure to date. To celebrate his 80th Birthday, Ian has been touring the UK playing 80 of his favourite theatres, all to raise money for British Theatre. Now, Ian completes his epic journey by returning to the West End for a strictly limited run of the show that has been loved by audiences young and old, all around the country.
From Gandalf to Lear, Widow Twankey to Richard III, join Ian as he revisits an incredible career of over 50 years of stage and screen, with a nod to his most iconic and beloved roles in this intimate performance. Watch as he brings these well-known characters to life performing short scenes, and listen to never-before heard anecdotes of a life in showbusiness.
Don't miss a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the greatest actor of his generation, coming to the Harold Pinter Theatre.
The Harold Pinter Theatre London
Opening on 15th October 1881 this Victorian theatre only took six months to build, and was at first called the Royal Comedy Theatre, with the The Royal being dropped by 1884.
The theatre’s reputation was enhanced during the First World War when C B Cochran and André Charlot presented their review shows.
Significant reconstruction took place in the mid-1950′s with the theatre reopening on 14th December, 1955. One feature of this theatre is the use of columns to support the circle seating areas, which means that a number of the seats have a somewhat restricted view. The Comedy was possibly best known for the role it played in the late 1950′s, helping to overturn stage censorship.
More recent productions include the award winning comedy Steaming, and the fabulous award winning musical Little Shop of Horrors making its West End debut in 1979, both of which played at The Comedy in the early 1980s.
The Comedy was renamed the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2011 after Harold Pinter CH, CBE Playwright, screenwriter, actor, theatre director and poet.
The Harold Pinter Theatre London
6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Harold Pinter Theatre Seating Plan
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tube Lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Directions from nearest tube: Coventry Street to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
Night Bus Numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
Car Park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets, Wheelchair accessible
In some respects, there are quite a few plays out there like Betrayal. Robert (Tom Hiddleston) is married to Emma (Zawe Ashton) but then there’s Jerry (Charlie Cox), Robert’s best friend who is attracted to Emma, feelings which Emma responds to in kind. Given the play’s title, it doesn’t take a genius to join the dots. But what makes Betrayal relatively unique, … [Read more...]
The clipped tones of Flora (Gemma Whelan) and Edward (John Heffernan) in A Slight Ache almost called to mind the Noel Coward comedies. This being a Harold Pinter play, it doesn’t quite match the rapidity and breeziness of Coward but is very much in the mould of the ‘Pinter at the Pinter’ series: the surrealness begins fairly early on, as it does in The Dumb Waiter … [Read more...]
Two of the country’s most exciting young stars, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox, will join Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston in The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5th March 2019 (press night 13 March) for a strictly limited season ending on 1 June, directed by Jamie Lloyd. … [Read more...]
A triple bill forms Pinter Five, the rather unimaginatively (if consistently) titled latest instalment in the ‘Pinter at the Pinter’ series, in which a whole load of miscommunication goes on. This could, justifiably, give rise to some frustration for some members of the audience, given the relentlessness with which a sheer inability for characters to have … [Read more...]
Forty years to the day of the first-ever performance of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal on 15 November 1978, The Jamie Lloyd Company announces that Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston will play Robert in Jamie Lloyd’s new production at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5 March 2019 (press night 13 March) for a strictly limited season ending on … [Read more...]
An eclectic mix of plays make up ‘Pinter Three’ and ‘Pinter Four’, though audiences are spared the foreboding dystopia of ‘Pinter One’, as though the Pinter at the Pinter season is now saying, ‘Been there, done that’. Pinter Three ploughs through eleven short scripts, the longest of which was the final one, A Kind of Alaska, an intriguing play, which – according to … [Read more...]
A thrilling cast of stars will take part in a one-off charity gala celebrating the life and work of Harold Pinter. The event Happy Birthday, Harold will be held on Pinter’s birthday, the 10th October, 2018 in the theatre which bears his name, as a part of the Pinter at the Pinter season, which has just opened to critical acclaim. A limited number of public tickets are … [Read more...]
Some are sketches, some are even briefer - poems recited - and some are one-act plays. Pinter at the Pinter is quite a varied season, at least judging by ‘Pinter One’ and ‘Pinter Two’. The series will eventually get to ‘Pinter Seven’, but for now, there’s a set of politically charged material in Pinter One, and light(er) hearted material exploring domestic life in … [Read more...]