The Homecoming - Young Vic

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Young Vic Theatre, London
27 November 2023 - 27 January 2024
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Harold Pinter’s enigmatic masterpiece The Homecoming is revived at the Young Vic this November.

BAFTA Leading Actor award winner Jared Harris (Valery Legasov in Chernobyl, Lane Pryce in Mad Men, King George VI in The Crown) and Joe Cole (Sean Wallace in Gangs of London, John Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File) will star as Max and Lenny respectively, returning to the stage following major TV roles.

Pinter’s unnerving modern classic and Tony Award-winning play, The Homecoming, is thrillingly re-explored in a new production by Matthew Dunster (2:22 A Ghost Story, Hangmen, Shirley Valentine).

The Homecoming runs from 27 November 2023 to 27 January 2024 at the Young Vic, London.

What's the story of The Homecoming?

Max. Sam. Lennie. Joey. Teddy. And Ruth.

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.

Who is in the cast of The Homecoming?

Jared Harris as Max, Joe Cole as Lenny, Lisa Diveney as Ruth, David Angland as Joey, Robert Emms as Teddy and Nicolas Tennant as Sam. 

Who are the creative team of The Homecoming?

Written by Harold Pinter.
The Homecoming is directed by Matthew Dunster with design by Moi Tran, lighting design by Sally Ferguson, sound design by George Dennis, casting by Heather Basten CDG, Jerwood Assistant Director is Bellaray Bertrand-Webb.

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Show Information

Performance dates
27 November 2023 - 27 January 2024
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Important Notes

Access Performances

Relaxed Performances: Fri 19 January, 7.30pm & Sat 20 January, 2.30pm
BSL Performance: Fri 26 January, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performances: Fri 12 January, 7.30pm & Thu 18 January, 7.30pm Captioned Performances: Tue 9 January, 7.30pm & Thu 25 January, 7.30pm

Content warning:

Themes of misogyny and gender stereotypes Strong language including explicit sexual language and sexist slurs Threats of violence and murder, particularly violence against women. References to rape, sexual slavery, and scenes of a sexual nature Scenes of physical violence and onstage death

Venue Information

Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line); Southwark (Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 40, 60, N63, N89, 1, 68, 168, 172, 176, 188

Ticket Information

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News about The Homecoming

Young Vic announces The Homecoming & Nachtland
The Young Vic theatre in London has announced two new productions for its 2023/2024 season. Matthew Dunster is set to direct a new revival of Harold Pinter's play The Homecoming; and Patrick Marber will direct the UK premiere of Marius von Mayenburg’s new satire Nachtland. Olivier Award nominated director Matthew Dunster (2:22 A Ghost Story, Hangmen, Shirley Valentine) will direct The Homecoming with design by Moi Tran, and it will play in the main house from 27 November 2023 to 27 January 2024. It promises to be a a bold refocusing of Pinter's unnerving modern classic. 2023 Tony Award winner Patrick Marber (Leopoldstadt, Closer, Travesties, Don Juan in Soho, Dealer’s Choice) will direct the UK premiere of Nachtland, which is billed as a mordant satire about marriage, legacy, and the rise of the new right. Written by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, and translated by Maja Zade, design will be by Anna Fleischle, and it will run in the main house of the theatre from 20 February to 20 April 2024. Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director of the Young Vic, said in a statement: “The Young Vic has always been, amongst many things, a theatre for great directors of the world. I’m overjoyed to welcome Matthew and Patrick to dance with one of our mightiest modern classics and an electrifying new work I’m convinced will be a future classic. These are plays that test and entertain us, in the hands of brilliant artists.” Director 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.” Director Patrick Marber said: “Nachtland is a jagged, modern satire but when the laughter stops, there’s a haunting disquiet underneath. I want the show to be thrilling and surprising, the kind of theatre I love.” Full casting and creative teams will be announced for the two productions soon. Currently playing at The Young Vic is Beneatha’s Place until 5 August 2023; and coming up is Untitled F*ck M*ss S**gon Play from 18 September to 4 November 2023. Book tickets for Nachtland Book tickets for The Homecoming

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