A black comedy set in a government-run mental institution, The Hothouse revolves around a sinister murder plot hatched against a backdrop of corruption, . The Hothouse by Harold Pinter, Hampstead Theatre, 24 April , transfer In I re-read The Hothouse and decided it was worth presenting on the stage. That his line and plight are met with raucous laughter is symptomatic of director Jamie Lloyd’s boldly funny production of Harold Pinter’s “The.

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Legit Review: ‘The Hothouse’

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Always poor people pay the bill instead of the real criminals. In particular, preening John Heffernan is wonderfully supercilious as Lush, deliciously just pinteer away from downright rudeness in his dealings with exasperated Roote.

Views Read Edit View history. Aug 18, Russell rated it liked it Shelves: All the comedy of Pinter’s play, in fact, comes strongly across. At last Gibbs let all the patients leave their room and kill all the staff except the 2nd line and him and he got his dream, to be the pinfer manager.


Apr 14, Genevieve rated it liked it. Advertise About Tips Contact Us. At last we found poor Lamb in a room in schizophrenic status. Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup.

Jun 21, Kourosh Ghaniyoun rated it liked it. Assetti rated it it was ok Mar 04, A sense of foreboding and mystery without the annoying dialogue of the earlier play. The manager talks as if he do not know either of them and blame his subordinates for those bad events.

The Hothouse – review

It’s a bizarre piece of work very masterfully put together. And there is a wealth of fine supporting performances. This article is about the play.

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View all 4 comments. There was a neat world built up and I wanted to know more about the day to day operations.

And, like the rest of the audience, Hothoue found myself roaring at moments such as that when Russell Beale seeks to stuff hothohse wedge of Christmas cake the size of a door-stopper down a subordinate’s throat.

The day has barely begun and Roote Russell Beale is not happy. Trivia About The Hothouse. Not that I consider this play to be a grim piece of work. They can make him a lamb as his name is! Miss Cutts was in love with Roote, the manager, and tried her chance with Gibbs. He was one of the most influential playwrights of modern times.


The Hothouse – Wikipedia

Written inThe Hothouse was first hothoude at London’s Hampstead Theatre in Aprilin a production directed by Pinter himself. Roote, the manager of a rest house or a psychiatric hospital as I think, hohouse involved in rape of a patient, killing another one.

Not the best, not the worst. I have hothous read this, but just watched an excellent performance. I saw a bit more humor in this than I’ve seen in some of Pinter’s other works that I’ve read so far.

This is not Pinter’s best-known work, and it actually lived in his desk drawer for 22 years, but it is very good quality both for the stage and for good reading. Jun 24, Sheelalipi Sahana rated it really liked it. Feb 10, Gilgamesh Nabeel rated it it was amazing.