Harold Pinter’s macabre tragicomedy returns to London’s West End in a new production – a joint initiative between director Jamie Lloyd and Howard Panter

It’s Christmas Day in a nameless state-run mental institution where the inmates are subjected to a tirade of mindless cruelty. A maniacal and self-obsessed leader breeds a contagion of hierarchical savagery amongst his staff, who thrive on a noxious diet of delusion and deceit.

The day got off to a lousy start! A death and a birth. Absolutely bloody scandalous! Is it too much to ask – to keep the place clean?

Under a veil of devilish wit and subversive humour, The Hothouse is a biting political commentary on the perils of unchecked power is as vital and pertinent today as when it was written in the 50’s.

 

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