With personal anecdotes and reflections drawn from their work together, Julian Sands combines Pinter’s poems and political prose to create a very fresh and intimate insight into the noble laureate’s literary legacy.
In 2005 Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter was committed to reading a selection of his poems at a benefit for a women’s shelter at St Stephen Walbrook Church in London, but illness had impaired his speaking voice. He asked Julian Sands to step in — on the condition of spending time together, rehearsing the works.
Sands continued to read Pinter’s poems and prose, occasionally performing them at fundraising events. Now, under the direction of John Malkovich, Julian Sands will re-present the work as a celebration of Harold Pinter.
There will also be an opportunity to ask Julian Sands questions towards the end of the show.
|Fri 23 Sep||7:45pm|
“Courageous, moving, and very funny. A totally unexpected and delightful evening.”
— Eric Idle
— Annette Bening
“Julian Sands does wonders for Harold Pinter’s poetry by reading them as if they were plays… the result is a revelation.”
— David Hare