Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton have announced the full cast for its bold new adaptation of Harold Pinter’s classic The Caretaker, which comes to Nuffield Southampton Theatres on 10-14 October 2017.
Patrice Naiambana, previously announced in the iconic role of Davies, is joined by dynamic young actors David Judge and Jonathan Livingstone, bringing this radical revival of Pinter’s classic to life for a new generation.
Directed by Christopher Haydon (Grounded, Twelve Angry Men), The Caretaker firmly sets the paranoia of living in an ever-changing landscape against our own politically and culturally uncertain times.
It tells the riveting tale of Aston, who welcomes the homeless Davies into his dilapidated flat, sheltering him from the violence of the streets. Recognising an opportunity, Davies attempts to leave his past behind and start afresh. But what is he being offered? Friendship? Shelter? A job? Or a home?
When Mick, the landlord arrives, he confronts the unexpected guest and the three men begin to circle one other suspiciously, each desperate to turn this new situation to their advantage, whatever the cost.