THE HOTHOUSE

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THE HOTHOUSE
by Harold Pinter

MARCH 23rd-26th ASSEMBLEY ROXY

Set in a state-run sanatorium where the so-called “patients” are actually political dissidents undergoing various excruciating corrective treatments, The Hothouse shows the casual inhumanity and corruption that creeps into institutional authority and festers beneath anodyne bureaucracy. One patient, 6457, has recently died. Another, 6459, has given birth, after being raped by a staff member.
Roote, the man in charge, is apparently unaware of either situation, despite having signed the death certificate and met the pregnant woman days earlier. Meanwhile, inmates are restrained and electrocuted. Muffled screams seep through the walls; all this, Pinter details with a precise wit and hilarious comedy.

Cast

ROOTE, Lucy Davidson
GIBBS, Shona Warren
LUSH, Tamsyn Lonsdale-Smith
CUTTS, Verity Brown
LAMB, Sam Carlisle
TUBB, Francesca Rullo
LOBB, Naomi Lane

Director: Piers Webb
Assistant director: Matilda Graham
Producer: Joanne Lees
Assistant Producer: Catriona McNeish

 

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