The Homecoming | Trafalgar Studios

Trafalgar Studio 1 | 14 November 2015 – 13 February 2016

The Jamie Lloyd Company presents

The Homecoming

The Homecoming


The Jamie Lloyd Company returns to the West End with Harold Pinter’s enigmatic masterpiece, The Homecoming, in the 50th anniversary year of the multi award-winning modern classic.

When Teddy returns from America to introduce his wife Ruth to his family in London, they discover a claustrophobic and brutal household where his father Max, brothers Lenny and Joey and Uncle Sam live in a state of mutual loathing and festering resentment. Theirs is a motherless, compassionless and lawless home where Ruth immediately becomes the centre of attention. Pinter’s sinister masterpiece simmers with suspense and rings with savage humour as Ruth navigates her way between the roles of predator and prey in an incisive battle of wills.

The Homecoming is widely regarded as Pinter’s finest play, the dangerous and tantalisingly ambiguous world of The Homecoming is a crackling hotbed of visceral tension. Celebrated as one of the leading interpreters of Pinter’s work, director Jamie Lloyd has assembled an impressive cast in what promises to be a dynamic production.


Sam – Keith Allen (Family Robinson, Comedians, Treasure Island)
Ruth – Gemma Chan (Yellow face, Our Ajax)
Max – Ron Cook (The Ruling Class, Henry V)
Teddy – Gary Kemp (Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, The Rubenstein Kiss )
Joey – John Macmillan (In The Red and Brown Water, The Member of the Wedding)
Lenny – John Simm (Hothouse – also with the Jamie Lloyd Company)


Written by Harold Pinter
Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Designed by Soutra Gilmour,
Lighting design by Richard Howell
Sound by George Dennis.

As with The Jamie Lloyd Company’s previous productions, all tickets for Monday performances will be £15. Half of these will be made available through a special outreach scheme, targeted at schools and first-time theatregoers. The other half will be released monthly to the public on the first day of each month, and will be available online or at the Trafalgar Studios box office.

Jamie Lloyd said: “This is a significant anniversary for this iconic, game-changing play and I couldn’t be more excited to be creating it with this dynamic cast of powerful actors. This production is the first project from our company’s new and ambitious slate of work that I can’t wait to announce over the coming months. I am thrilled to be introducing Pinter’s masterpiece to a new and diverse audience at Trafalgar and, determined as ever to make our productions as accessible as possible, I am looking forward to the return of our popular £15 Mondays.”

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Booking Information | THE HOMECOMING

Trafalgar Studios,
14 Whitehall, Westminster, SW1A 2DY

14 NOVEMBER 2015 – 13 FEBRUARY 2016

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm

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