Pinter Returns to the West End in January 2008

News   Pinter Returns to the West End in January 2008 Harold Pinter will return to the West End with a double-bill of plays starring Charlie Cox ("Stardust"), Richard Coyle, stage and screen actress Tara Fitzgerald and veteran Timothy West.

The two short plays, directed by Jamie Lloyd (The Caretaker), are The Collection and The Lover. They will open at the Comedy Theatre on Jan. 29, 2008, following previews that begin Jan. 15.

Pinter adapted The Collection from his television play, which was broadcast in the 1960s and starred Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren.

In 1998 the play was staged as a Pinter trilogy at the Donmar alongside The Lover and A Kind of Alaska, with Pinter playing the role of Harry in The Collection.

Coyle's stage credits include The York Realist and Proof with Gwyneth Paltrow. Fitzgerald was last seen in the West End in And Then There Were None, while West (father of actor/director Timothy) has long been associated with the RSC, the National and the West End where he was last seen in The Old Country.

The revival of The Collection and The Lover at the Comedy will replace Matthew Warchus' production of Boeing-Boeing, which takes its final bow at the Comedy on Jan. 5, 2008, and is due to arrive on Broadway in April.