The Common Pursuit
The Common Pursuit

The Common Pursuit (1984)

The Common Pursuit

The Common Pursuit: Scenes from the Literary Life (1984)

Date from

28 June 1984

Previews: 28, 29, 30/6 and 2/7. Press night: 3/7. The Hammersmith and Fulham Association for the Disabled sponsored the installation of equipment to assist the hard of hearing and the local community assisted with funding.

Date to

11 August 1984

No of Performances Unknown
Premiere Yes
Language English


Lyric Theare, London (Est. 1888)

28-Jun-1984 to 11-Aug-1984

Linked Productions

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Linked People

Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)

Creative | Director

Eileen Diss (1931)

Creative | Set Designer

Dave Horn

Creative | Lighting Designer

Elizabeth Waller

Creative | Costume Designer

Barbara Penny

Technical | Company Manager

Barbara Penny

Technical | Stage Manager

Patrick Frazer

Technical | Deputy Stage Manager

Tana Russell

Technical | Deputy Stage Manager

David Clemes

Technical | Assistant Stage Manager

Philip Parsons

Technical | Set construction

Carlos Sapochnik

Creative | Poster design

Carlos Sapochnik

Creative | Programme design

Programme cover.

Donald Cooper

Creative | Production Photographer

Production and rehearsal photos.

Simon Gray (1936 - 2008)

Creative | Playwright

Linked Organisations

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith (Producing & Receiving House | Est. 1895)

Lyric Sq, King St, London W6 0QL, England



Nick (Common Pursuit) (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Robert East (1943)

Humphry (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Clive Francis

Stuart (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Nicholas le Prevost

Marigold (Age: Not specified, Female)

Performer: Nina Thomas

Martin (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Ian Ogilvy

Peter (Common Pursuit) (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Simon Williams

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The Common Pursuit Production Programme

The British Library, Main Catalogue, Harold Pinter Miscellaneous Theatre Programmes YD 2005. A. 6228

Theatre programme

Harold Pinter Appointments Diary, 1984

The British Library Modern Manuscripts, The Harold Pinter Archive, Add MS 88880/12/17, no ff

Library archive

Information about dates of previews, press night and final performance taken from entries for June and August.