The National Theatre's love affair with Harold Pinter continues in January and February. Further to its staging of Harold Pinter's 1970s classic No Man's Land, which has received rave reviews from critics, the National is to present two platform performances of the playwright's work early next year.
Monologue will be performed by Henry Woolf, an old friend and colleague of Pinter's, on five evenings in January. The play runs for 45 minutes and will be performed in the Cottesloe Theatre.
First performed by Henry Woolf on BBC Television in 1973, this new production (with the same actor) was originally produced by the Almeida Theatre for the Lincoln Center Pinter Festival in 2001.
On two dates in February a larger cast - including Douglas Hodge, Patrick Marber, Corin Redgrave, Frances de la Tour, Lia Williams and Penelope Wilton - will perform a series of Pinter sketches, with a running time of 45 minutes, in the Lyttleton Theatre.
This is the first time that these sketches have been performed together and includes the world premiere of Tess performed by Penelope Wilton.
Pinter Sketches I
Friday Feb. 8, 2002
The Black and White
That's Your Trouble
Trouble in the Works
Pinter Sketches II
Monday Feb. 11, 2002
Last To Go
For further details contact the National Theatre box office on 020 7452 3000.
—by Paul Webb Theatrenow