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Keith Allen joins Landscape / A Kind Of Alaska at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Monday, 25th Jun 2018  

Landscape / A Kind of Alaska - Harold Pinter Theatre

Earlier in 2018 an image began to emerge of the upcoming season at the Harold Pinter Theatre, which will mark the ten-year anniversary of Pinter’s death in 2008. The Pinter At The Pinter Season will include a series of one-act plays appearing as part of double, triple and quadruple bills, with some well known names taking on lead roles.

Now a cast announcement has emerged, giving us further familiar names headed to the West End stage. Amongst them is Keith Allen, who is set to appear in the double bill of Landscape and A Kind Of Alaska.

Landscape is the one-act play from 1969 that focuses on the two characters of Beth and Duff, with the narrative propelled by the ways in which they interact with each other (or don’t, as the case might be). A Kind Of Alaska, meanwhile, is Pinter’s one-act play from the 1980s that focuses on the character of Deborah, whose life was interrupted at the age of 16 when she fell into a coma. We meet her again as a middle-aged woman, newly awakened but with most of her life snuffed out. The shows will also star Tamsin Greig.

Keith Allen has appeared in a range of television programmes since the 1980s, from early editions of Comic Strip Presents… to later appearances in shows like Inspector Morse. Over the decades he has worked as a comedian, actor and television presents, previously appearing in Harold Pinter productions like The Room and Celebration, both at the Almeida Theatre.

The new casting announcements don’t just concern Landscape and A Kind Of Alaska, however, as other shows in the season have also added names. The quadruple bill of One For The Road, The New World Order, Mountain Language and Ashes To Ashes has added Paapa Essiedu and Maggie Steed, the double bill of Party Time and Celebration has added Gary Kemp, and the Triple Bill of The Room, Victoria Station and Family Voices has added Rupert Graves.

The Pinter At The Pinter Season begins later in 2018 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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