Thursday, 30 October 2008

The Caretaker gets the thumbs up from the critics!

There is a real buzz about our current main stage production The Caretaker. Since opening last Friday, The Caretaker has received a raft of 4 star reviews from all the major broadsheets.

"a powerfully intricate and broodingly intense affair"
The Herald ****

"...laugh-out-loud funny as well as threatening...Quality stuff all round."
The Times ****

"The Caretaker retains not only its elliptical strangeness but also its ability to resonate with the times"
Guardian
****

Daily Telegraph ****
The List ****


All three actors - Tam Dean Burn, Robert Hastie and Eugene O'Hare - give great performances in this Harold Pinter classic.

Get closer to the action by viewing a slideshow of images (by Pete Le May) from the show below.



1 comment:

Cat McNaught said...

It's not just the critics who lavished praise for The Caretaker, we received lots of comments from our audience members too. Here are just a few of them:

'The cast was superb and the set fitted the play like a glove. All in all a real classy production. Congratulations to you all.'

'Another spell-binding performance from the cast tonight (Friday 7th). Consummate acting from Tam Dean Burn, whom we have seen so many times and whose acting is superlative and quite outstanding. The part could have been written for him, and I wish Pinter could have seen it. He was ably supported by Robert Hastie and Eugene O'Hare. The latter was chillingly threatening. We thought the set was excellent, the lighting very well done - the scene in the darkness with the matchlight suddenly exposing the presence of Mick was impressively done, and the usual high standard of production made it a performance to remember. Thank you to all involved for a great night's theatre.'

[Pinter's Story] 'was superbly directed and acted in this production. Robert Hastie and Eugene O'Hare as the two threatening brothers gave powerful performances, and their soliloquies were delivered beautifully; but acting honours must go to Tam Dean Burn as Davies the Caretaker - or would be caretaker - of the title. His delivery, his stage presence, and his total command of the long and diffiicult role made one hate him, sympathise with him, bond with him, and wonder at his ghastly presence - a terrible Alf Garnet character. Phillip Breen's expert direction ensured that every aspect of this tragi-comedy was exploited and his task was made so much easier, I am sure, with the superbly designed cluttered dirty set by Max Jones. This was/is top-notch entertainment and drama from one of the country's leading houses.'