Harold Pinter’s classic play The Homecoming won over audiences back in the 1960s with its darkly claustrophobic look at a couple’s horrifying visit to their family in London. It ran both in the West End and Broadway, picking up awards and cementing itself as one of Pinter’s best.
It is now 50 years since that show premiered at the Aldwych Theatre and to mark the occasion Jamie Lloyd returns to the Trafalgar Studios 1 to direct a production with names like John Simm, Gary Kemp, Keith Allan and Gemma Chan in lead roles. It is one of many shows that the Jamie Lloyd Company plans to present at the venue in the months ahead.
The Homecoming focuses on the previously mentioned couple – Teddy and Ruth. Teddy is a British expatriate living in America and he returns to the UK to introduce his family to the wife he married prior to his departure. But what they find is a cruel and resentful family. There’s father Max, his chauffer Sam, plus Teddy’s brothers Joey and Lenny and once Ruth enters the picture a game of one-upmanship emerges as they vie for her attention.
Teddy and Ruth are portrayed by Gary Kemp and Gemma Chan, with John Simm in the role of Lenny, John Macmillan as Joey, Ron Cook as Max and Keith Allan as Sam.
Actor Gary Kemp, who plays Teddy, is perhaps best known for his work with Spandau Ballet as one of their founding members. He plays in the band with brother Martin, with whom he also appeared in the well known film The Krays. His other credits include screen roles Assassin, A View From Afar, Lewis and Dog Eat Dog, among others, whilst his theatre credits include Pig Night at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Art at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
This isn’t the first time that Jamie Lloyd has directed a show at the Trafalgar Studios. Recent years have seen him present numerous productions under the Trafalgar Transformed banner, including Macbeth with Jamie Lloyd and The Hothouse with John Simm.
But now audiences can pick up theatre tickets for 50th anniversary production of The Homecoming at Trafalgar Studios 1 from Saturday 14th November 2015. It replaces Oresteia, which runs from September to November.
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