The Hothouse - National

The Hothouse - National

There are 1 comment on the IndieLondon story from May 6, 2007, titled The Hothouse - National. In it, IndieLondon reports that:

The Hothouse by Harold Pinter opens in the National's Lyttelton Theatre on July 18, 2007 and continues in repertoire. via IndieLondon

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Rosemary Moore

Wembley, UK

#1 Jun 14, 2007
An early play that I first saw performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in the mid-eighties. At that time it was considered a lightweight effort.

It has since been performed in major venues and now appears to be included in the 'respected' category.

From the point of view as a mental health campaigner and an interest in the historical development of mh services, I would say it is uncannily accurate in its portrayal of the current pseudo-care given to the mh patient.

Consider that it was written pre- the 1959 and 1983 Acts and the modernisation of services.

Good play but no comedy. Social realism.

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