The Hothouse


by Harold Pinter

Pinter is not primarily thought of as a comic writer, but this play is at times hilarious! Older patrons may be reminded of the Goon Show, written in the same decade. At other times, the mood is very black and unsettling.
Set in a 1950’s government–run mental institution, where forgotten people are referred to by numbers, a sinister murder plot is hatched against a background of corruption, sexual favours, and hopeless bureaucratic incompetence. A blend of tragedy and farce, terror and nonsense.


  • Graham Humphreys
  • John O’Connell
  • Chris Balmer
  • Chris Dunn
  • Kathryn Bland
  • Paul Farmer
  • Geoff Sword
  • Bob Howell

The Play runs from Saturday 20/05/2017 to Saturday 27/05/2017 (excluding Sunday 21/03/2017).

The Preview will be on Thursday 18/05/2017

The Charity performance will be on Friday 19/05/2017

Curtain up at 19.45.

Bookings from 12/05/2017 by contacting the box office in person, or by ‘phoning 01706 826760 between 19.00 and 20.00 Monday to Friday and between 10.00 and noon on Saturday.

Tickets can be obtained online, from 22/04/2017, by clicking on online tickets

What it costs
Monday to Thursday £9.50
Friday and Saturday £10.00
Concessions (Monday only) £7.50
Preview £7.50
Preview (Students) £5.00