Already closed | 1h 30m | Gramercy

A Celebration of Harold Pinter

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Ambitious

About the show

A revival of Julian Sands' one-man tribute to Harold Pinter, a multifaceted playwright and poet with whom he collaborated. More…

Conceived and performed Julian Sands, this solo show celebrates the life and work of playwright Harold Pinter. Directed by John Malkovich, it examines Pinter's lesser-known poems and prose, getting to the soul of the man: poet, playwright, husband, political activist, and Nobel winner.

1h 30m | Already closed | DR2 Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (13)


Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Ambitious
Avg Score

Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you are a Harold Pinter or Julian Sands fan, interested in Pinter's poetry and hearing Sands read it aloud most exquisitely, for 70 minutes

Don't see it if You have no interest in Harold Pinter or poetry and don't like to listen to poetry or theatrical reminiscences by a semi-famous British star

Absorbing, Profound, Resonant, Riveting, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy hearing Pinter's poetry read aloud by a fine British actor, Julian Sands. Also, if you want to hear anecdotes about Pinter.

Don't see it if you do not like Pinter or if you do not like one-man shows.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if Julian Sands a one person evening is worth his performance. A master class about Pinter. A charming and witty evening. Intimate.

Don't see it if You know nothing about Pinter.

Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You enjoy Pinter's poetry or drama and want to know more about his life. Though I'm not crazy about many Pinter plays I still enjoyed it.

Don't see it if You dislike one-man shows.

Beautiful, Profound, Great writing

See it if You love Harold Pinter.

Don't see it if You don't care for Harold Pinter.

Absorbing, Profound

See it if You are Harold Pinter lover & want to learn more about him. It is extremely interesting & beautifully delivered by a great actor Julian Sand

Don't see it if You don't like Harold Pinter

Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Wonderful performance. Moving! Ambitious performance. Eloquent!

Don't see it if You dont like poetry or one man shows.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like Harold Pinter

Don't see it if You don't

Indulgent, Slow, Cliched, Ambitious, Overrated

See it if you want to know a bit more about the great playwright that is Harold Pinter.

Don't see it if you seriously want to know a lot, lot more about the great playwright that is Harold Pinter.

Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You accept what it is which is Julian Sands offering stories, poetry & anecdotes about Pinter in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You're looking for drama, conflict or Sands portraying Pinter.

Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if learned a lot about Pinter

Don't see it if if you only looking for action

Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you like thinking

Don't see it if you are dull

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Harold Pinter as his best. It's entirely subjective that the audience member can form his /her own judgment about the build-up.

Don't see it if If you can't figure out the inner mind of one of the UK's greatest playwrights.

October 16th, 2012
for a previous production "[Sands] doesn’t exactly do Pinter the way Robert Morse did Truman Capote. But when he reads Pinter’s poems, as well as the odd prose piece, you feel the playwright’s presence...This modest, affecting show embodies the notion of the actor as a transparent vessel through which we see the thoughts ...
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August 14th, 2011
for a previous production "Delivered with sensitivity and precision, it is a performance as stripped back and elemental as Pinter's language, delivered to an aud happy to savor the British actor's every word...As celebrations go, it is an austere, ascetic and restrained performance, one that captures the pugnacity, precis...
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February 4th, 2014
for a previous production "The production is well constructed...Malkovich and Sands have expertly framed all of these facts, statements, and thoughts on Pinter around his poems. His delivery of the material evokes a deep connection with the audience...This one-man show turns out to be a combination of theatrical performan...
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August 10th, 2011
for a previous production "There are a couple of good anecdotes, although it could do with a few more, and it does draw heavily on Antonia Fraser's memoir, 'Must You Go.' John Malkovich is credited with directing, but quite what he did is a mystery, because there's a singular lack of variation in staging and performance. ...
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