Thom Yorke is composing original music for the upcoming Roundabout Theatre Company production of Harold Pinter’s Old Times, directed by Douglas Hodge and starring Clive Owen, Eve Best, and Kelly Reilly. According to Hodge:
The music Thom has written for Old Times gives an immediacy and a ‘now‐ness’ to the show. The play itself is about memory and love — Thom’s music works backwards and forwards and plays with time and repetition in the same way Pinter does. In true Thom Yorke‐style, the music is epic, heartbreaking, irresistible and complex. I’m hopeful this collaboration will result in a new kind of theatergoer coming to our show.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Doug on my first stage production,” says Yorke. “I’ve enjoyed exploring through music the script’s themes of love and memory as well as Pinter’s rhythms, twists and turns.”
Old Times will begin preview performances 9/17 and open officially on Broadway on 10/6 at the American Airlines Theatre.