Harold Pinter's 1960s play of family conflicts,The Homecoming, is to return to the Comedy Theatre on Sept. 11, in a production — starring Ian Holm and Lia Williams — which began life at Dublin's Gate Theatre. The oddball drama officially opens Sept. 13.
An earlier production, in the 1990s, starred Warren Mitchell, the actor best known for the 1960s television sitcom "'Til Death Do Us Part." Ian Holm, star of the current production, scored a personal triumph at the National Theatre in the Shakespearean classic King Lear three years ago, winning three Best Actor awards in the process.
Pinter's family drama of eroticism and menace was first seen in London in 1965, with Sir Ian Holm in the role of Lenny in Peter Hall's original production.
Joining him in the cast of The Homecoming, a play which focuses on a violent and dysfunctional family with criminal undertones, are Lia Williams, Ian Hart, John Kavanagh, Nick Dunning, and Jason O'Mara.