Across the Atlantic, Jonathan Pryce is returning to that play after 40 years. He is playing the role of Davies, a vagabond tramp. Here, he talks to the Guardian about the experience:
Pryce first appeared in The Caretaker at the National in 1981, playing Mick, the dangerous young hustler. "It's one of those plays you graduate through in the course of your life," Pryce says. "Back then I was a young buck and Warren Mitchell played the tramp. I've always wanted to find out what was going on in Davies's head – though with Pinter, the more you delve into it, the less you know. I don't think Davies has any idea what he thinks any more. Everything he tells you about himself is potentially a lie – which makes it incredibly difficult to learn."