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Pinter play brought to life in Lisburn

Nicholas Gasson as Davies
	LONDON Classic Theatre will be bringing Harold Pinter's classic play The Caretaker' to life when the production takes to the stage of the Island Arts Centre on Thursday June 3 at 8pm.

Directed by Michael Cabot and starring Nicholas Gadd, Nicholas Gasson and Richard Stemp, the story centres around Davies, an elderly drifter, who is given shelter by the kindly but vulnerable Aston.

He quickly makes himself at home in the squalid, junk-filled attic, but an uneasy peace is fractured by the arrival of Mick, Aston's quick-witted, streetwise younger brother.

As the shadows lengthen and the three men reveal more about the past and themselves, a battle of wits begins that will have irrevocable consequences for them all.

A landmark of twentieth century theatre, The Caretaker was first performed at The Arts Theatre, London in 1960.

Fifty years on, Pinter's compelling study of loneliness and power games still has the capacity to amuse, to shock and to fascinate.

Playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist, Harold Pinter was born on 10 October 1930 in East London.

He wrote twenty-nine plays including The Birthday Party, Old Times, The Homecoming and Betrayal. In 2005, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died on Christmas Eve 2008.

London Classic Theatre launched as a touring company in April 2000. The company aims to produce challenging, accessible drama for audiences in London and the regions.

As well as presenting a range of popular, modern classic drama with productions such as Look Back in Anger, Entertaining Mr Sloane and Abigail's Party, they have staged new translations of two 18th Century comedies, The Game of Love and

Chance and The Double Inconstancy by Marivaux.

They have also been delighted to produce two UK premieres, Hugh Leonard's Love in the Title and

Joanna Murray-Smith's Nightfall. For further information or to book tickets, priced £10/8, contact the Island Arts Centre Box Office on 9250 9254.

Ulster Star