Sexual politics and power dominate Harlow Theatre Company’s ‘The Homecoming’

Lifestyle / Wed 8th Feb 2017 at 04:51pm


SET in 1960’s North London, The Homecoming sees Teddy, a professor of philosophy, and Ruth, his wife, return from America to find an ongoing struggle for power between Teddy’s father Max, his brothers Lenny and Joey and Teddy’s Uncle Sam. As these relationships come to conflict, the struggle for dominance sees the characters battle to challenge and manipulate each other, building a warring and at times, chilling family portrait.

The Homecoming has been on Director Jane Miles’ list of productions for a long time. She says:

“Having directed a Pinter play before I was aware of how the playwright pushes the boundaries so the text and the characters are not straightforward. I needed experienced and bold actors and I was delighted to have pulled together such a stellar cast from our local area for this play.

The characters, the language and the story have certainly engaged us in rehearsals as we explored the themes of sexual politics and power. The actors have enjoyed analysing the battles, the games, the hostility and the weaponry that these characters use upon each other and bringing them into action.

It is an exciting time for Harlow Theatre Company to produce such an iconic play and we have a very skilled and enthusiastic production team bringing all technical aspects together too. It promises to be a powerful piece of theatre not to be missed.”

The Homecoming is running from 15th-18th February at the Victoria Hall Theatre in Harlow. You can buy your tickets now at:


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