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A Kind of Alaska and Ashes to Ashes

Harriet Walter stars in two plays by Harold Pinter, playing the roles of women dealing with profound loss of two different sorts.

Harriet Walter stars in two of Harold Pinter's later plays, each providing her with a challenging role she has never taken on before. In 'A Kind of Alaska', she is Deborah, who has lost the last 29 years to sleep; and in 'Ashes to Ashes', Rebecca is haunted by an altogether different kind of loss.

A Kind of Alaska:
Deborah ..... Harriet Walter
Hornby ..... Guy Paul
Pauline ..... Indira Varma

Directed by Toby Swift

Ashes to Ashes:
Rebecca ..... Harriet Walter
Devlin ..... Nicholas Woodeson

Directed by Harry Burton

Produced by Toby Swift.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 13 Nov 2016 21:00

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Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Titan' (2nd mvt, 'Blumine')

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mahler: Symphony no.1: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Richard Wagner

    Siegfried-Idyll for small orchestra

    Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • The Best of The Academy.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 10.

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer Harold Pinter
Deborah Harriet Walter
Rebecca Harriet Walter
Hornby Guy Paul
Paulin Indira Varma
Devlin Nicholas Woodeson
Director Toby Swift
Director Harry Burton
Producer Toby Swift

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