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The Caretaker Q&A 6 May 2016

The Old Vic announced today that they will hold a Voices Off  post-performance Q&A with the cast of The Caretaker on Friday 6 May 2016:

Timothy Spall, Daniel Mays and George MacKay will talk to Bonnie Greer OBE about getting to grips with their eclectic roles and bringing Pinter’s groundbreaking classic to life.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

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The Caretaker is in performances at The Old Vic Theatre until Saturday 14 May.  Don’t miss this superb play!

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The Caretaker – Reviews

The Caretaker at The Old Vic Theatre press night was this evening 6 April 2016. Daniel Mays stars as Aston, Timothy Spall as Davies, and George MacKay as Mick. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

Here is the review roundup so far:

Plays To See: ★★★★★ “Mays’s portrayal of Aston is brilliantly accomplished”

Financial Times: “[Aston’s] monologue is the core of Warchus’s production: delivered with pain and buried rage by Mays in the gathering gloom, it describes how he was robbed of his voice.”

BBC round up of reviews

The Times: ★★★★

A Younger Theatre:

The Guardian: ★★★★  “…the supreme virtue of Daniel Mays’s performance is that he reminds us that Aston, for all his grace and obsession with three-pin plugs, is full of residual anger.”

The Evening Standard: ★★★★ “Mays carefully captures his vagueness and solitude.”

Radio Times: Mays’s performance –twitching with leftover, unresolved tension – that leaves the lasting mark.

The Daily Mail: ★★★ “Mays strikes a heartbreaking note…”

Time Out: ★★★★  “Mays is superb”

Official London Theatre: “The result is an ensemble piece of the very highest order.”

The Stage:  ★★★ “Daniel Mays manages to express much even when being still.”

The Arts Desk: Daniel Mays and George MacKay, as the damaged man who offers shelter and his aggressive brother respectively, are a match for Spall’s theatrics.

The Upcoming: ★★★★ “Daniel Mays’ Aston is slow and stuttering, with a lowly manner that intrigues. There’s a silent, understated loyalty between the brothers, Aston and Mick.”

London Theatre 1: ★★★★★ review (during early previews!) “Daniel Mays brilliantly captures the mood of the time with his maltreated body and tortured soul.”

My Theatre Mates: ★★★★ “Mays gives Aston a wounded dignity which comes as near to pathos as Pinter ever allows.”

London Theatre Guide: ★★★★ “Daniel Mays’ introverted and utterly compelling performance as Ashton who manages to capture that sense of isolation and vulnerability and project it through both speech and movement. His calmness settles the stage and the sparseness in his dialogue leaves much unsaid, making him the most absorbing of the trio.”

City A.M: ★★★★ “Together, they have a compelling command of Pinter’s ponderous script, and this masterful production manages to find comedy and tragedy in the inherent clumsiness of human interaction.”

You will want to book tickets to see this phenomenal play!

Updated 6 April 2016

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The Caretaker – Press Night

“You could be…caretaker here, if you liked…”

Break a leg! Wishing Daniel Mays, Timothy Spall, George MacKay, Matthew Warchus, & co all the best for this evening’s press night for The Caretaker.

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The Caretaker Production Photos

The Old Vic has released the amazing production photos from The Caretaker today ahead of press night tomorrow evening (all photographs  © Manuel Harlan and The Old Vic Theatre):

Daniel Mays stars a Aston, Timothy Spall as Davies, and George MacKay as Mick.

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The Caretaker

Break A leg to Daniel Mays, Timothy Spall, George MacKay, and the crew of The Caretaker for tonight’s first performance!

From The Old Vic Theatre website:

When it premiered in 1960, The Caretaker changed the face of modern theatre. Now Harold Pinter’s groundbreaking classic comes to The Old Vic in a new production directed by Matthew Warchus.

Disturbed handyman Aston has invited an irascible tramp to stay with him at his brother’s jumbled London flat. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Aston’s brother Mick arrives, an enigmatic power struggle emerges between the three men that is in equal parts menacing, touching and darkly comic.

Daniel Mays stars as Aston, Timothy Spall as Davies, and George MacKay as Mick.

Performances Tue 29 Mar – Sat 14 May 2016
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm

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The Caretaker – Rehearsal Photos

The Old Vic Theatre has released rehearsal photos of The Caretaker.

All photos ©Manuel Harlan & The Old Vic Theatre

Starring Daniel Mays as Aston, Timothy Spall as Davies, and George MacKay as Mick.

Disturbed handyman Aston has invited an irascible tramp to stay with him at his brother’s jumbled London flat. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Aston’s brother Mick arrives, an enigmatic power struggle emerges between the three men that is in equal parts menacing, touching and darkly comic.

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The Caretaker – Cast Video

The Old Vic Theatre has released a great video from the cast of The Caretaker.

Daniel Mays (Aston), Timothy Spall (Davies), and George MacKay (Mick) discuss their characters in the upcoming production of Harold Pinter’s play.

The play is just over a month away from its first preview on Saturday 26 March.  This is one to see!

Disturbed handyman Aston has invited an irascible tramp to stay with him at his brother’s jumbled London flat. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Aston’s brother Mick arrives, an enigmatic power struggle emerges between the three men that is in equal parts menacing, touching and darkly comic.

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Daniel Mays Joins Cast of The Caretaker At The Old Vic

We are happy to announce that Daniel Mays has joined the cast of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker at The Old Vic.

When it premiered in 1960, The Caretaker changed the face of modern theatre. Now Harold Pinter’s groundbreaking classic comes to The Old Vic in a new production directed by Matthew Warchus.

Disturbed handyman Aston has invited an irascible tramp to stay with him at his brother’s jumbled London flat. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Aston’s brother Mick arrives, an enigmatic power struggle emerges between the three men that is in equal parts menacing, touching and darkly comic.

Daniel Mays stars as Aston.  Timothy Spall stars as Davies and rounding out this amazing cast is George Mackay as Mick.

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Previews begin 26 March with press night on 6 April

Sat 26 Mar – Sat 14 May 2016
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm

[Please note there are no matinee performances on Sat 26 Mar, Wed 30 Mar and Wed 6 April]

Captioned Performance: Mon 25 Apr 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Tue 19 Apr 7.30pm, touch tour 6pm

TICKETS: £12, £16, £21, £30, £50, £60
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