Harold Pinter’s unnerving modern classic and Tony Award-winning play, The Homecoming, is thrillingly re-explored in a new production by three-times Olivier-Award-nominated director Matthew Dunster (2.22 A Ghost Story, Shirley Valentine, Hangmen) at London’s Young Vic Theatre from 27 November 2023 to 27 January 2024.
Max. Sam. Lennie. Joey. Teddy.
In a small house in East London lives a family of butchers, boxers and brutes. When academic son Teddy returns home from America, with a wife his family have never met, a strange and carnal power struggle between man, wife and in-laws ensues.
Matthew Dunster returns to the Young Vic where he was Associate Director, with a bold, spare refocusing of Harold Pinter’s powerful masterpiece.
Matthew Dunster said: “I’ve always loved Pinter’s work. He can take working class situations and hone them into something really poetic, crystalized and potent. His plays are about patriarchal force and what it takes to resist that, whether at home or in the state. The Homecoming encapsulates this and poses big, universal questions about power. I’m excited by the challenge of this play and I can’t wait to return to the Young Vic.”
The Homecoming is designed by Moi Tran. Full casting and creative team to be announced.
Photo: The Homecoming at Young Vic Theatre. Artwork concept by Émilie Chen