Gain priority booking access to BETRAYAL when booking this show - go to the Good To Know section below for details.
The brutality of family life and the subjectivity of memory are explored in the emotionally raw and richly funny Moonlight, directed by Olivier Award winner Lyndsey Turner, in which the past haunts the dark, lonely recesses of a dying father’s bedroom.
An East End criminal returns home from prison to find his room has been occupied by a mysterious woman with a secret. Set in the sweaty nightclubs and claustrophobic boarding houses of 1960s London, this is a rare opportunity to see the brilliantly witty and vivid Night School, directed by the inventive young director, Ed Stambollouian.
Cast includes Jessica Garden, Bríd Brennan, Janie Dee, Abbie Finn, Robert Glenister, Isis Hainsworth, Peter Polycarpou, Dwane Walcott and Al Weaver.
I wasn't familiar with the works of Pinter but took advantage of cut price tickets to go and see Moonlight & Night School. I thoroughly enjoyed both acts which were performed by excellent actors. Moonlight touched me emotionally whilst Night School made me laugh! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.
I love Pinter's language. Brilliant one lines: "I've never been to the Balls Pond Road, I'm a Civil Servant", "Don't shout at your aunt, she's deaf." On the down side, MOONLIGHT was a bit baffling. Despite very fine performances, it felt like fragments of two plays (A about the dying father, B about two sons of a father who may or may not be the father in A.) The production did not help: putting them in the same set implied a connection that was never made clear. NIGHT SCHOOL, however was a joy. Dynamic, witty, clear production with superb performances from all. I loved the use of the drummer to punctuate dialogue. . Sorry I missed 1 to 3 but I will definitely see the others.
What I like about Pinter is the way he paints pictures and crestes sounds so with words, although the meaning of the words does not necessarily take precedent over the physicality of the shape and sound of the words. In both plays this was demonstrated to perfection by all of the actors and the clarity of the dialogue was a joy to hear. All of the actors were credible, compelling to watch and I was particularly impress with the clarity of the surrealist dialogue between the sons in Moonlight. The sets for the two plays could not have been different, with a traditional set in Moonlight and a minimalist set in Night School, but both worked well and the costumes were a joy to see with careful colour coordination in Moonlight and archetypal humour in them in Night School. The only thing I found distracting was a live drum set on stage and an unnecessarily revolving stage at one point, but as these tend to feature in most highly reviewed plays these days, I suppose they will be the bits the critics rave over...
Two superb short plays, brilliantly staged. The best of the season, so far.
I was not familiar with this playwright and thought these would be comedic based on Lee Evans promotion on the Graham Norton show. It’s a beautiful theater and the acting was splendid, a bit of a venture into the absurd. I’d like to see the other plays now so the Pinter experiment was a success!
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Panton St, West End, London SW1Y 4DN
No refunds available after purchase
One interval - duration to be confirmed
Good To Know
Get priority access to Jamie Lloyd's upcoming show BETRAYAL, starring Tom Hiddleston, when booking tickets for any of the Pinter At The Pinter Season plays.
On the 29 of November (24 hours before the general on-sale), an email will be sent to all customers who booked for any of the season's plays with an invitation, which will contain instructions and an exclusive booking link.
All tickets for the Pinter At The Pinter season are eligible for accessing the pre-sale. More information about Betrayal can be found on our Blog: blog.fromtheboxoffice.com/Betrayal
How Does It Work
Your tickets are collect at box office. You will receive a confirmation email - please print this and bring it along with some photographic ID to the Box office on the day of your show.
We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30-40 minutes before your show start time to collect tickets and settle into your seats
Suitable For Children
When Can I Go
First performance 1 November 2018 - last performance 8 December 2018
Where Do I Go
Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Closest Tube:Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Charing Cross