Harold Pinter's widow Lady Antonia Fraser was among the guests at Trafalgar Studios 1 last night to see the 50th anniversary production of The Caretaker, which marks the first West End production of a Pinter play since the Nobel Prize-winning playwright's death in 2008.

Transferring from the Liverpool Everyman via the Theatre Royal Bath, The Caretaker stars Jonathan Pryce as Davies, the tramp who gets invited to stay in a seedy west London flat with two grown brothers – brain-damaged Aston and menacing Mick.

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The production is the first major UK revival of the play since Pinter’s death last Christmas (See News, 25 Dec 2008), and was mounted with the playwright’s good wishes. Commenting ahead of the Liverpool opening (See WOS Northwest, 26 Aug 2009), 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.”