Harold Pinter Theatre
Time Out says
Wed Jun 20 2012
Crafty rather than comic, the former Comedy Theatre is best known for creating the New Watergate Club in 1956 – an enterprise that allowed the venue to put on risqué productions unlikely to get past the stringent and outdated censorship of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office. Running as a club, it was able to stage Arthur Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’ and Tennessee Williams’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ – landmark shows that pressured censors into relaxing their stance. Challenging and daring theatre has since been on the bill at the Comedy Theatre – notably the debut of Peter Shaffer's ‘Five Finger Exercise’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ in 1979 – and the venue continues to peddle a mix of hard-hitters and comedies. Having played host to many of Pinter's plays , it was renamed the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2011.
What's on at Harold Pinter Theatre
West End, Drama
- Rating: 4/5
- Critics' choice
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