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THANK YOU NICHOLAS. ‘THE CARETAKER’

Production photos: Sanja Vukelja

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’