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“Still shocking all these decades later” – THE HOMECOMING Review Round-Up


Olivier-nominated Matthew Dunster (2:22 A Ghost Story) directs a bold, spare refocusing of Harold Pinter’s powerful masterpiece with Lighting Designer and Agency Client Sally Ferguson.

Starring BAFTA Award-winning Jared Harris (ChernobylMad Men), Joe Cole (Gangs of LondonPeaky Blinders), and Lisa Diveney (Call the Midwife). When academic son Teddy returns home from America, with a wife his family have never met, a strange power struggle between man, wife and in-laws ensues.



⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Evening Standard
Lighting designer Sally Ferguson should also get her own curtain call

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Upcoming 
Still shocking all these decades later and still relevant thanks to its astute exploration of toxic masculinity and gender roles, The Homecoming really is a play like no other

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Telegraph
Matthew Dunster’s revival of Pinter’s 1965 play is stylishly expressive, and boasts a real star turn from the Crown and Mad Men alumnus

⭐⭐⭐⭐ West End Best Friend 
The Young Vic’s revival of The Homecoming is a delightful production, respectfully bringing Pinter’s vision to the forefront, leaving the audience with deep distress and confusion as Pinter intended

⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian 
Jared Harris brings out the dark comedy in Pinter’s snapshot of misogyny

⭐⭐⭐ WhatsOnStage
Dunster’s direction emphasises the underlying violence but also the sense of a disrupted, unhappy past, where nothing is absolutely as it seems

⭐⭐⭐ The Arts Desk
Unsettling investigation of patriarchal family and sexual relationships has uneven force

⭐⭐⭐ TimeOut
one of the greatest and strangest works of the twentieth century

⭐⭐⭐ iNews
The play speaks potently to the toxic masculinity of today, but it is not a play that is kind to women

⭐⭐ The Times 
a portrait of the almost comically dysfunctional male members of a blue-collar London family

⭐⭐ The Reviews Hub
At its heart, The Homecoming is a maddening play

⭐⭐ The Independent 
Starry Pinter revival is a tired, tawdry exercise in 1960s misogyny

⭐⭐ Broadway World
focused and tightly crafted

Published: 6th December 2023