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The Caretaker

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Closed June 17, 2012

Pryce gives a first-rate performance that gradually reveals the viper lurking underneath the vagrant.

The Guardian (UK)

Why See The Caretaker?

In The Caretaker, a pair of working-class brothers allows a homeless man to stay in their decrepit London flat, an act of compassion that sparks a cycle of cruelties, delusions, and shifting loyalties in a desperate struggle over territory.

Pinter's first great success, this work powerfully displays his sharp intelligence, masterful and spare use of language, and uncompromising exploration of life's menace and comedy.

Jonathan Pryce - two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner (Miss Saigon, Hamlet) and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean) - leads a compelling cast in the first major revival of Harold Pinter's work since his death.

This superb production by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath won glowing reviews in London and Liverpool for its penetrating new take on the play and for Pryce's tour-de-force performance as a repellant, darkly funny, and deeply human Davies.

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Opening night: 3 May 2012


The Caretaker is suitable for ages 13 and over. No Children under 5 allowed.

Run time

2 hours and 20 minutes with an intermission

Cast and Creative


Jonathan Pryce as Davies
Alan Cox
Alex Hassell


By Harold Pinter
Directed by Christopher Morahan

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