The Caretaker Announced


We are thrilled to announce that we will be working with Bristol Old Vic on a bold new production of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, as part of our Made in Northampton 2017 season. The production will run from Tuesday 17 October until Saturday 28 October, and tickets will go on sale with the Autumn 2017 brochure in April.

Harold Pinter’s 20th century masterpiece, The Caretaker, changed the face of modern theatre. Now directed by Christopher Haydon, in his first production since leaving The Gate, this production will explore the 21st century resonances of a play dealing with the desire to belong, the threat of alienation and the paranoia of living in a changing cultural landscape.

Artistic Director of London’s Gate Theatre from 2012 until 2017, Christopher’s previous credits include Twelve Angry Men at Birmingham Rep and in the West End, and Grounded (Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Studio Theatre Washington DC, national and international tour) which won a Fringe First and Best Production in the Off West End Awards.

Our Artistic Direct James Dacre commented: “All our productions this year offer powerful tales of characters who show humanity and the power of hope on their journey to find a place where they belong. Their stories explore globalisation, asylum and identity in modern Britain, depicting how we develop strategies for dealing with a changing world. Above all The Caretaker portrays our need to belong in both good times and bad and I’m certain that Chris’ vision for the production will express these themes in a way that speaks powerfully to Northampton today.”

The Caretaker is an addition to our Made in Northampton 2017 season, announced last December, which commences in April with Death Of A Salesman, starring Tim Pigott-Smith. The season also includes a co-production of The Grapes of Wrath, the European premiere of An Iliad, a site-specific production The Twelfth Player, and touring revivals of Rules for Living and Love From A Stranger.

Made in Northampton is sponsored locally by Michael Jones Jeweller.

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