When it premiered in 1960, The Caretaker changed the face of modern theatre. Now Harold Pinters groundbreaking classic comes to The Old Vic in a new production directed by Matthew Warchus.
Disturbed handyman Aston has invited an irascible tramp to stay with him at his brothers jumbled London flat. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Astons brother Mick arrives, an enigmatic power struggle emerges between the three men that is in equal parts menacing, touching and darkly comic.
Timothy Spall is one of Britains best-loved and most talented character actors. Most recently he has received wide acclaim for his role as J.M.W Turner in Mike Leighs Mr Turner (2014), for which he won seven international awards, including the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award. Timothy trained at the National Youth Theatre and RADA and began his acting career in the theatre, with seasons at Birmingham Rep and the RSC.
Timothy is probably best known for his role as Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter film series, and his diverse film work includes The King’s Speech, The Damned United, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Pierrepoint, All Or Nothing, Lucky Break, Topsy Turvy and his own documentary Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea. He will take on the well beloved character of Fungus the Bogeyman in a new four part series for Sky1 airing this Christmas. TV credits include The Enfield Haunting, Blandings, The Syndicate, The Fattest Man In Britain, Oliver Twist, The Street, Bodily Harm, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Perfect Strangers, Shooting the Past and Our Mutual Friend.
Watch our trailer: Timothy Spall, Daniel Mays and George MacKay on The Caretaker