Tickets £12 (£10 concs)
Suitable for ages 13+
From Bath Box Office Available online HERE or call 01225 463362
Presented by Playing Up Theatre Company
Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th May at 7.30pm
In a seaside farmhouse three people, Deeley, a filmmaker, his wife Kate and her former flatmate Anna, engage in a classic Pinteresque duel of memory. Anyone familiar with Harold Pinter’s dialogue will recognise the territory: strangers trying to wrench a common ground of understanding from disparate pasts.
One reason Pinter’s play is so resonant is that it exposes the way we shape our past according to the psychological needs of the present. Deeley and Anna engage in a fierce battle for possession of the withdrawn, cryptically private Kate, using snatches of song, physical intimacies and, above all, their memories of her. One of Pinter’s key points is that memory is subjective and flexible.
Old Times was recently listed as one of the ‘top 40 plays to read before you die’ by The Independent. Now you can see it performed by this, “brave and exciting local company.” - Bath Echo