I saw John Hurt in Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape on a school trip in 2000 and absolutely loved it. Found this piece by Pinter on the play:
Just went to a preview
screening performance of it [so used to writing screening]. It’s good – especially Max and Lenny. They really make the lines their own, although they arguably get the best lines. Ruth takes a bit of time to warm up, but she’s such an odd character, I don’t envy her the job. Her lines and her decisions are mad – but the actress made a good go of it. The audience laughed a lot at the sarcasm and bitchiness of the all-male, frustrated household.