Set designer - Eileen Diss
Lighting designer - Mick Hughes
Sound designer - John A. Leonard
Costume designer - Dany Everett
Lambert - Keith Allen
Julie - Susan Wooldridge
Matt - Andy de la Tour
Prue - Lindsay Duncan
Russell - Steven Pacey
Suki - Lia Williams
Waiter - Danny Dyer
Waitress - Nina Raine
Waitress - Katherine Tozer
Richard - Thomas Wheatley
Sonia - Indira Varma
Rose - Lindsay Duncan
Bert Hudd - Steven Pacey
Mr Kidd - Henry Woolf
Mrs Sands - Lia Williams
Mr Sands - Keith Allen
Riley - George Harris
a director, he will let things run for a long time. We rehearse
at first on quite a superficial level because he likes to see
the whole. He1ll let you go on for ages with a wrong emphasis,
or something, simply to see or to let you alone [...] He'll finally
correct that emphasis with a warm wry smile and 'I think you1ll
find if you do it like this, it will work better.'"
Lindsay Duncan to Kate Bassett, The Daily
Telegraph, 18 March 2000.
"Directing his own work he is very accurate,
acute, and economical. Razor sharp - but he's a pussy cat. He
is extremely sensitive because he is an actor himself - an extraordinary
combination of sensitivity and laser-sharp vision."
Lia Williams, Hot Tickets, 16 March 2000.
(Celebration) "In another Pinter play, we
might feel the ground opening appallingly under their feet. Here,
however, Pinter takes it as a brisk lick, and the audience roars,
from 'panties' on."
Alastair Macaulay, The Financial Times,
23 March 2000.
"Pinter himself directs with a sense of fierce but unostentatious
accuracy. The actors are superlatively and selflessly in harmony
with each other: this is impeccable ensemble work, but full of
John Peter, The Sunday Times.
"Pinter's direction of Celebration is meticulously
charged with gaiety and quick-fire exuberance, while in The Room
he achieves a spell-binding air of menace."
Nicholas de Jongh, The Evening Standard.
"It is amazing to find that 33 years later,
the play is more relevant today in all sorts of ways. It still
has great power. The first time we did The Room, people
were saying: 'What does it mean?' - I didn1t realise this would
become a habit with all of his plays."
Henry Woolf to David Nathan, The Jewish Chronicle,
24 March 2000
Room is beautifully acted and directed. It is an almost perfect
play, and its originality does not date."
Kate Kellaway, New Statesman, 3 April
"As writer and director,
Pinter whips up tension from the very opening
of The Room. [...] Most consistent of all, however, is Pinter's
trademark - his startling control of language. At one point, when
her husband (Keith Allen) gets out of hand, Susan Wooldridge purrs
'he doesn1t normally go in for agression. He usually disguises
it under honeyed words.' Which is as close as Pinter has ever
come to defining his style."
David Benedict, The Independent, 23 March
"The double bill of 'Celebration' (2000)
and 'The Room' (1957, which runs through tomorrow at La Guardia
Drama Theater, is the latest gift from the Pinter Festival at
Lincoln Center, and it's something to cherish."
"Polished to a reflective sheen under Mr. Pinter's direction,
with a cast that seems to have stepped straight from its author's
dreams, this double bill is as purely pleasurable a slice of Pinter
as you're likely to see."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times, Friday 27th July 2001.