North London's Tricycle Theatre Announces Fall Season

News   North London's Tricycle Theatre Announces Fall Season

The Tricycle Theatre in North London has announced its two autumn shows, one set in Northern Ireland, the other in the United States.

10 Rounds by Carlo Gebler is directed by Nicholas Kent and has a cast that includes Stephen Boxer and Brid Brennan. The play is set in Northern Ireland (the Tricycle often stages plays dealing with Irish issues) and grapples with the contradictions of the peace process and how it affects the lives and loves of a prostitute, a bomb maker, a police intelligence gatherer, an au pair and various others: a chain of events and sexual liaisons that lead to political dynamite.

The Price, by Arthur Miller, is directed by Sean Holmes and stars Warren Mitchell — still well-known as 1960's sitcom character Alf Garnett but an accomplished stage actor with a particular affinity for Harold Pinter plays — he starred as the malevolent patriarch in Pinter's The Homecoming at the Comedy Theatre in the early 1990's.

Mitchell plays Solomon, a 90-year-old furniture dealer in another sort of homecoming — an uneasy reunion between two long estranged brothers. Solomon tries to buy the furniture that belonged to the late father of two very different sons: Vic, a police officer who dedicated himself to looking after his father, and Walter, a rich, selfish, doctor. The haggling over the price of the furniture leads to all sorts of other issues and resentments coming to the surface in Miller's characteristically intelligent and stimulating comedy, described by the New York Post as "Miller's funniest play."

—By Theatrenow