THE CARETAKER at the Old Vic

Matthew WarchusThe Caretaker at the Old Vic is another winning for Kevin Spacey‘s successor.

Harold Pinter‘s tragicomedy can also  count three oustanding actors.

If Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, Harry Potter) is not a surprise, Daniel Mays (Dad’s Army, Victor Frankenstein) is a pleasant confirmation.

But is the young George MacKay to give a cloying performance earning repeated applause during the play.

After great performances in the last few years in movies like Sunshine on Leith, Pride, How I Live Now, For Those in Peril and especially in last year Hopkins ByPass (here our review and our interview with Hopkins at LFF); in the last couple of months, his name became more and more well known all around the world thanks to his terrific performance as Bill, James Franco‘s character fake brother, in the 8-part series 11.22.63 based on Stephen King acclaimed novel (read here our review).

At the Old Vic, the 24-year old actor, has shown that, despite his young age, the talent that shines on the big and small screen, is but a small part of his great skills.

In a shabby London attic, slow-brained Aston (Mays) offers to trump David (Spall) a place to stay. Soon Aston‘s mean big dreamer brother Mick (MacKay) arrives offering to ungrateful David the caretaker position. The three find themselves talking about their golas in marvellous monologues.

 

The Cartaker at Old Vic until May 14th

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