The production will begin performances Oct. 2 and run to Oct. 31, under the direction of Christopher Morahan. Apart from a homecoming to mark the theatre's 50th anniversary in 2004, this will be the first time that Pryce has appeared on the theatre's stage since the 1970s.
In a press statement Pryce said, "The Everyman is where everything started for me in 1972. It was the most exciting and innovative theatre in the country committed to the local population and, under the direction of Alan Dossor, committed to a socialist programme. Ah the good old days! Last year Chris Morahan asked me if I had ever thought of playing Davies in The Caretaker. I said 'yes - and I want to do it in Liverpool.' I am looking forward to coming back, almost coming home, after so long but I will be missing the company of Dossor, Gardner, Steadman, Putt, Sher, Joseph, Hill, Sloman, Fahy, Le Prevost, Nighy, Postlethwaite, McGrath, Russell, Bleasdale, Mitchell, Bond, Kelly, Woodeson, Walters, Lloyd, Stringer, Phillips x 2, Fayerman, Haynes, and Shakespeare! But I'm sure their spirit lives on. I hope so because I am really looking forward to returning to The Caretaker. I played Mick in 1981 for the BBC with Warren Mitchell as Davies to celebrate Pinter's 50th birthday. Before his death last year Harold had given his blessing for this production in Liverpool. He knew how much the Everyman meant to me and was hoping to come and see it. Well that won't be, but we will try and honour a great man in a great theatre."
Pryce is currently appearing in the Donmar Warehouse's production of Athol Fugard's Dimetos, which begins performances March 19, prior to an official opening on March 25, for a run to May 9. Prior to this, his most recent London stage appearance was in a revival of Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross at the Apollo Theatre in 2007. Other West End credits include Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and Sam Mendes' 1994 production of Oliver! at the London Palladium. In addition to his Tony-winning performances, he has also appeared on Broadway in Dirty Rotten Scoundels at the Imperial Theatre in 2006 and in Accidental Death of an Anarchist in 1984. His TV credits include "Clone," "HR," "Baker Street Irregulars," "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" and "Victoria and Albert"; and for film, "Bedtime Stories," "The Gift," "GI Joe," "My Zinc Bed," "Leatherheads," "The Pirates of the Caribbean" series, "Ronin," "Tomorrow Never Dies," "Evita" and "Carrington" (Evening Standard Award for Best Actor and Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival).
Booking for The Caretaker opens May 5. To book tickets, contact the box office at 0151 709 4776 or visit www.everymanplayhouse.com.