The first major Pinter production since his death received a blessing from the playwright and will reunite acclaimed stage and screen director Christopher Morahan and commended designer Eileen Diss who worked together on the 1972 production of The Caretaker.
Pryce returns to The Caretaker as the tramp Davies after playing Mick in the 1980 National Theatre production. Playing Aston, who brings Davies home to his attic flat, is Peter McDonald and playing Aston’s violent brother Mick is Tom Brooke.
Commenting about the new production, Pryce said: “Last year Christopher Morahan asked me if I had ever thought of playing Davies. I said ‘yes, I want to do it in Liverpool’. Before his death Harold had given his blessing for this production. He knew how much the Everyman meant to me and was hoping to come and see it … we will try and honour a great man in a great theatre.”
Pryce was awarded a scholarship to RADA after initially beginning teacher training. Following graduation he joined the Liverpool Everyman in a number of roles including artistic director.
The Caretaker runs from 2-31 October this year at the Everyman before transferring for a week to the Theatre Royal Bath.