Opened: 9 Nov 2003
Written by Harold Pinter
Starring: Patrick Stewart (Davies), Kyle MacLachlan (Aston) , Aidan Gillen (Mick)
Directed by: David Jones
Synopsis: Power games played between Mick and his vulnerable brother, Aston , take a sinister turn when Aston brings a tramp, Davies , to their squalid flat. As the brothers strive to manipulate Davies, the vulnerability and inadequacy of all three men are exposed in Pinter's savage black comedy.
What the critics had to say.....
BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says ï¿½Performances are largely one-note.ï¿½ HILTON ALS of THE NEW YORKER says ï¿½Aidan Gillen hits us with the full blast of his characterï¿½s menace, wit, and madness.ï¿½ CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says ï¿½It is compelling theater. Odd but compelling.ï¿½ HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says ï¿½This 'Caretaker' should retire.ï¿½ ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says ï¿½Powerful actors ensure 'Caretaker' is in good hands.ï¿½ MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "The show is a yawn."
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