About Old Times
Kristin Scott Thomas, Rufus Sewell and Lia Williams star in Harold Pinter’s seductive and compelling drama Old Times, directed by Ian Rickson at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
A darkly erotic drama, Old Times is the story of Kate and her husband Deeley are visited in their converted farmhouse home by Kate’s old college roommate Anna, sparking off a war in which memories – and different versions of the past – are the weapons
Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams alternate the roles of Kate and Anna.
‘A cast list to make your mouth water. A compulsive production of Pinter's tantalisingly suggestive play’ Sunday Times
‘Beautifully clear. Erotically charged. Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams are superb’ The Guardian
‘Classy revival. The performances are stunning’ Evening Standard
'Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams offer fascinatingly complex and contrasting performances. Rufus Sewell is brilliant as the man in the middle' Sunday Express
‘Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams - a dazzling double act. Truly arresting’ The Observer
‘A first rate revival. Richly intriguing. Superb. Seeing this Old Times multiple times could become an obsession' Independent on Sunday
'Ian Rickson's beautifully modulated production. Superb cast. Fascinating’ Financial Times
Kristin Scott Thomas' theatre credits include Betrayal (Harold Pinter Theatre), The Seagull (Royal Court and Broadway) for which she won the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, As You Desire Me and Three Sisters (both at the Playhouse Theatre). Film credits include Salmon Fishing in Yemen, Bel Ami, The Horse Whisperer, The English Patient, I Loved You So Long, Leaving, Tell No One and Four Weddings and a Funeral, (BAFTA & Evening Standard British Film Award).
Rufus Sewell’s theatre credits include Rock ‘n’ Roll (Royal Court, Duke of York’s and Broadway) for which he won the Evening Standard, London Critics’ Circle and Olivier Award, Arcadia (National Theatre), Making it Better (Hampstead Theatre / West End), Luther (National Theatre), Rat in the Skull (Royal Court), Macbeth (Queen’s Theatre) and Translations (Broadway). Film work includes Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Illusionist, The Holiday, The Legend of Zorro, A Knight’s Tale, Dark City and Carrington. Television includes Pillars of the Earth, Eleventh Hour, John Adams, The Taming of the Shrew, Charles II, Middlemarch and Cold Comfort Farm.
Lia Williams' theatre credits include The Homecoming (Comedy Theatre), The Room, Celebration (Almeida / New York), The Lover/The Collection (Donmar Warehouse) and The Hothouse (National Theatre), Oleanna (Royal Court / West End), Skylight (Broadway, the National Theatre and West End), (West End), As You Like It (RSC), Earthquakes in London (National Theatre), My Child (Royal Court), Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Gate Theatre, Dublin ). Her TV work includes Coup, Doc Martin, May 33rd, The Russian Bride, Shot Through the Heart, Mr Wroe’s Virgins and Seaforth. Films include Dirty Weekend, The King is Alive and Firelight.
In London for a limited season, book your Old Times tickets today!