Clinic Announce “A Serving of Pinter”

Clinic Media today announced that they will be undertaking a co-production with MooCow Theatre in the Cork Opera House’s Half Moon Theatre, and in The Forum, Waterford.

A Serving of PINTER is a compilation of three of Harold Pinter’s short plays and a cellebration of the writing career, which spanned more than 50 years, of one of the most influential modern dramatists.

Image by John O’Connell

Trouble In The Works, a sketch reminiscent of Monty Phython, pits a manager of an industrial factory against an employee representing a dissatisfied workforce. Pinter plays with the leader/follower relationship balance beautifully.

Victoria Station, an acclaimed black comedy, introduces us to the struggles of a minicab controller trying to communicate his instructions to driver 274.

One For The Road is a commentary on the terrors of dictatorship. The sadistic Nicolas interviews the members of a family one by one. Pinter’s ambiguous sense of menace is in full swing.

Director, Eoin Ó hAnnracháin said;

“Harold Pinter has always been one of the writers I have wanted to direct. In my work I am drawn to subtext and enjoy working with actors in the rehearsal room on what goes unspoken.

It is a very exciting time in Cork. A lot of things have changed very quickly in the last 6-12 months and there is a large emphasis on new work in Theatre. Coming off the back of developing two pieces of new work [Talking Subtext – Solstice 2011, and Life In The Venue] I am excited about the challenge of working on the text of one of the greatest writers of all time. While I am fully in favour of the emerging emphasis on new work I feel it is important that revivals of great writing are not completely overlooked either.”

Clinic Media’s Eoin Ó hAnnracháin and MooCow Theatre’s Nicholas Kavanagh have previously collaborated on projects such as; Howie The Rookie, Vandal, Fantasy Football, Trophy Trouble, and Spell It.

This production will be directed by Clinic’s Artistic Director Eoin Ó hAnnracháin, and will star MooCow’s Nicholas Kavanagh, and Cork actor Frank Jackson. With a fantastic creative team, including designers Deirdre Dwyer (costume), Joe Harney (sound), A Serving of Pinter should not be missed.

A Serving of Pinter
Preview Mon 26th September
Preview Tickets €10
Runs Tue 27th September – Sat 1st October 2011.
(Excluding Thursday 29th)
Half Moon Theatre, Cork.
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: €15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October 2011.
FORUM, Waterford.
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: 2 for €20
€15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)


With kind support from the Cork City Council Arts Office.

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