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ON TOUR: The Caretaker

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A Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate co-production

Aston 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.

Harold Pinter's 20th century masterpiece explores everyone's search for a sense of belonging in a world where the line between truth and reality is constantly in flux. Directed by Christopher Haydon (Grounded, Twelve Angry Men), this bold new production sets the paranoia of living in an ever-changing landscape against our own politically and culturally uncertain times.

A snapshot taken from the centre of a tornado"


Taut, unsettling and accomplished"


Humorous and hauntingly human"


Home: The Caretaker - A digital short project

Home is a digital short project from Bristol Old Vic, inspired by The Caretaker. Working with our friends, we’ve come together to explore the idea of ‘home’; what that means, where it’s found and how it makes us feel. 

Find out more here.

The Caretaker

National Tour
Until 28 Oct

10-14 Oct Nuffield Southampton Theatres

17-28 Oct Royal & Derngate, Northampton

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Creative Team

Writer Harold Pinter
 Christopher Haydon
Designer Oliver Townsend
Sound Designer
Elena Peña
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Casting Director Polly Jerrold
Costume Supervisor Gayle Playford
Assistant Director Chino Odimba

Cast Includes

David Judge
Jonathan Livingstone
Patrice Naiambana

Photography Iona Firouzabadi

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