The power of the personal was how I ended up sitting in a Saturday afternoon matinee of THE CARETAKER at Riverside Theatres. Nicholas Papademetriou talked me into it; you can see the interview with him here. For me, Harold Pinter’s classic work comes with a certain amount of baggage … leftovers from the 1960s when it was new, when the ‘Pinter Pause’ dominated, when abstract work and non-sequiturs were not as common on the stage. Instead of baggage, this production has clutter, dirt and performances groomed into deterioration. It is an achievement of modern relevance in a rigorously truthful reflection of the play’s heritage. Continue reading THANK YOU NICHOLAS. ‘THE CARETAKER’
THE CARETAKER, a classic of the English stage by Harold Pinter is coming to Riverside Theatres and Glen Street Theatre. The Guide had the opportunity to speak to Nicholas Papademetriou who is acting in a role he has played before but this time, co-directing the show with Alex Bryant-Smith. Continue reading THE CARETAKER. AN INTERVIEW WITH NICHOLAS PAPADEMETRIOU.
Legendary absurdist playwright, Harold Pinter’s masterpiece is coming. THE CARETAKER is one of the most brilliant contemporary classics of our time and is a must-see.
Following its premiere nearly 60 years ago, THE CARETAKER remains as relevant today as ever with issues of identity, power, family and mental illness. It will be presented by Throwing Shade Theatre Company (Metamorphosis, Vincent River) in association with theatrongroup (Anna in the Tropics, Greek Tragedy and The Importance of Being Earnest). Continue reading THE CARETAKER. NEARLY 60 YEARS ON – EVEN MORE RELEVANT. GIVEAWAY