Keith Allen, Phil Davis, Paapa Essiedu, Rupert Graves, Gary Kemp, John Simm and Maggie Steed have joined the extraordinary company of Pinter at the Pinter, the unprecedented season featuring all twenty of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays, running from September 2018 to February 2019, to mark the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner’s death. The plays are directed … [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.
In the heat of summer, Sonya and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their days on a crumbling estate deep in the countryside, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage).
However, when Sonya’s father suddenly returns with his beautiful new wife declaring that he intends to sell the house, the polite facades crumble and repressed feelings start to emerge with devastating consequences.
Booking from 14th January 2020
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
Sonia Friedman Productions is thrilled to announce that Pearl Mackie will join the cast of a new production of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, in her first role since playing ‘Bill Potts’, the Doctor's companion, in the latest series of the BBC's Doctor Who. Pearl Mackie will perform alongside recently announced cast members Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan and Zoë … [Read more...]
What a non-traditional but traditional, unconventional but conventional, rendering of Shakespeare’s Hamlet this is. The inventive use of video technology in this production, a West End limited season transfer from the Almeida Theatre, seems to take after the 2009 BBC Television adaptation (starring David Tennant and Sir Patrick Stewart) of a previous Royal Shakespeare … [Read more...]
Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke’s (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter … [Read more...]
Images released today of Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in the West End at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill will star in a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by James Macdonald. In the early hours … [Read more...]
Direct from a sold out season in New York, Academy and Bafta Award-winner Mark Rylance returns to the West End to perform in Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre, a hit new comic play written by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins and directed by Claire van Kampen On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It’s the end of the fishing season … [Read more...]
Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed new comic play Nice Fish. Direct from sold-out seasons at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge and St Ann’s Warehouse in New York, Academy and Bafta Award-winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The BFG, … [Read more...]
Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown will helm a new London production of his acclaimed musical The Last Five Years, playing at St. James Theatre from Friday 27 October, with a press night on Wednesday 2 November 2016 at 7.00pm. Tickets are on sale to St. James Friends at 10.00am on Friday 24 June, and on general sale at 10.00am on … [Read more...]
The multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON will conclude its London run at the Harold Pinter Theatre the end of its current booking period on 29 October 2016, after more than two years in the West End. The production will begin a national tour on 19th August at the Manchester Opera House. The critically-acclaimed musical Sunny Afternoon … [Read more...]