Old Times Reviews
It's been a bumper weekend for Old Times reviews! We've rounded them up for you here.
‘A cast list to make your mouth water. A compulsive production of Pinter's tantalisingly suggestive play.’
The Sunday Times
**** ‘Beautifully clear. Erotically charged. Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams are superb.’
**** ‘Classy revival. The performances are stunning.’
'Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams offer fascinatingly complex and contrasting performances. Rufus Sewell is brilliant as the man in the middle.'
**** ‘Compelling revival. The performances are stunning.’
‘Ian Rickson's production is played fast and true, pressing all the right buttons.'
What's On Stage
‘Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams - a dazzling double act. Truly arresting.’
'An extraordinary cast. Fresh, fascinating and alive.'
‘A first rate revival. Richly intriguing. Superb. Seeing this Old Times multiple times could become an obsession.'
Independent on Sunday
'Ian Rickson's beautifully modulated production. Superb cast. Fascinating.’
**** ‘Memorable. Compelling. Kristin Scott Thomas has such phenomenal stage presence. Rufus Sewell is excellent.’
‘Cool, passionate and deeply unnerving. Totally gripping. I'd like to go back again and again.’
The Sunday Telegraph, Seven
**** 'Menace and mystery send sparks flying.’
**** ‘Ian Rickson's highly compelling revival. Fascinating.’
**** ‘Superbly realised. Hauntingly brilliant. Rickson's masterful production.’
‘Powerful. Mesmerising. Ian Rickson's casting is inspired.'
‘Lia Williams: mesmerising and gripping performance.'
'Exceptional quality of acting. Three compelling, and well-directed performances.'
'A superb, cleverly apt production.'
The Independent on Sunday
'The drama is enlivened by very convincing sexual tension between Rufus Sewell and Kristin Scott Thomas.'
'You can't fault the acting.'
'All three are on top form in this impossible Pinter love triangle.'
'All can time a comically raised eyebrow to perfection.'
'Ian Rickson’s production is of the very best and the performances here are outstanding and captivating.'
'Designer Hildegard Bechtler evokes the spirit with luxurious-seeming furniture and a huge sea-facing window.'