The Hothouse

Set in an ‘institution’ of some description with ‘patients’ referred to only by a series of numbers, The Hothouse is certainly not one of Pinter’s best known plays; it was written in 1958 but supposedly consigned to a drawer until its first production in London in 1980. In so many ways this is atypical of his works, it feels incredibly accessible for one, and yet the political undercurrent that is so synonymous with Pinter’s works is ever present (if somewhat downplayed in this particular production).

This article was first published on The Arbuturian. For the full article please see here.


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