19:30, Wed 7th – Sat 10th November 2018 at Robinson College Auditorium
Michaelmas Week 5
'They're very warm people, really. Very warm. They're my family. They're not ogres.'
When Ted, a professor in philosophy at an American university, brings his wife Ruth to visit the North London home he grew up in, he finds his family still living in the house - Max, his father, Sam, an uncle, and Lenny and Joe, his brothers. From this point of reunion develops a series of disturbing encounters, with Ruth as the beating pulse of the action, in spite of the oppressive all-male environment.
Harold Pinter's classic dark comedy explores issues of masculinity, family, power, and the unknowability of the past, all within the confines of one large room in an old family home. Brought to life in the Robinson Auditorium courtesy of Brickhouse Theatre Company, this production promises brave staging, creative interpretation and, above all, thrilling drama.