The New World Order
Five plays by Harold Pinter
Brighton Old Town Hall and Police Station, May, 2007
Shoreditch Town Hall, Dec, 2011
as part of The Barbican’s Autumn Season
Commissioned by Brighton Festival 2007
“Both Pinter and site-specific theatre emerge as winners from Hydrocracker's
deeply unsettling 75-minute piece played out in the dizzying heights and dank depths
of Brighton Town Hall…….a logistical as well as an artistic triumph”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Harold Pinter was arguably the greatest British dramatist of his age; he was also
our foremost chronicler of political injustice. Played out through five miniature
masterpieces, this intimate and immersive performance drew its audience into the
heart of the action, transforming them from passive viewers to complicit witnesses
of covert menace and corrupt power.
The production was supported by The Barbican, Brighton Festival, Amnesty International
and Arts Council England. The New World Order (2007) was co-produced by Brighton
Festival and directed by Ellie Jones, designed by Ellen Cairns with lighting by
Clare O'Donoghue, sound by Thor McIntyre-Burnie and performed by Kate Dyson,
Beth Fitzgerald, Gabriel Floyd, Sam Gledhill, Richard Hahlo, Hugh Ross, Dominick
Rickhards, Ross Sutherland, and Jem Wall.
Chosen for The Guardian’s ‘Pick of the Year’ in 2007, The New World Order examined
political oppression, torture, and the mechanics of what is done in our name.
Production Manager Mark Shayle, Stage Manager Esther Armstrong, Stewards Co-ordinator
Siou Hannmaxam, Chaperone Lucie Fitchett, Stewards: Natasha Newington, Adrian Spring, Giselle
Schiniou, Mat Beaumont, Martin Kelly, Maria Pullen, Andy Small, Andrea Folyon, Gina
Martin, Alex Beales 2011 production performed by Kate Dyson, Beth Fitzgerald, Richard
Hahlo, Hugh Ross, Ross Sutherland, Matthew Wait, Jem Wall with stewards Michael
Adams, Rosie Akerman, Amyn Ali, Julia Asling, Monica Battaglia, Russell Barnett,
Jim Calderwood, Terence Drew, Matthew Grant, Tegen Hitchens, Annie Jackson, Felicity
Jane, Tamar K. Karpas, Lis Long, Imogen Miller Porter, Adam Newington, Jack Roberts,
Murray Simons, Louise Taylor, Jade Weighell, Matt Weyland, Lily Whiteside, Pablo
Cano Carciofa and Jonah Garrett-Bannister.
The show was directed by Ellie Jones, designed by Ellen Cairns with lighting by
Tim Mascall, and Sound by Thor McIntyre-Burnie. The New World Order was produced
and managed by ArtsAgenda and supported by Arts Council England and Amnesty International.
"A brilliant balance of wit and coercion. An unnerving but thrilling evening."
Dominic Maxwell, The Times