The Late Middle Classes
The Late Middle Classes

The Late Middle Classes (1999)

The Late Middle Classes

The Late Middle Classes (1998)

Date from

19 March 1999

Date to

22 May 1999

No of Performances Unknown
Touring Yes
Language English


Watford Palace Theatre (Est. 1908)

19-Mar-1999 to 10-Apr-1999

Theatre Royal, Brighton (Est. 1807)

13-Apr-1999 to 17-Apr-1999

Lyric (The), Theatre Royal Plymouth (Est. 1982)

27-Apr-1999 to 01-May-1999

Theatre Royal, Bath (Est. 1805)

03-May-1999 to 08-May-1999

Main Auditorium, New Victoria Theatre (Est. 1992)

11-May-1999 to 15-May-1999

Richmond Theatre (Est. 1899)

18-May-1999 to 22-May-1999

At the end of the tour, a transfer to the West End was cancelled by the proposed host, the Gielgud Theatre in Shaftsbury Avenue, as the management had concerns that the play was not commercial enough. They booked the musical Boyband (by Peter Quilter) instead. Pinter, in The Guardian, referred to this as 'an act of betrayal' 'a disgrace to me, to the production, and to English theatre' (see Sources).

Linked Productions

No linked Production have been added to this production record yet.

Linked People

Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)

Creative | Director

Eileen Diss (1931)

Creative | Set Designer

Mick Hughes (1938 - 2018)

Creative | Lighting Designer

Dany Everett

Creative | Costume Designer

Simon Gray (1936 - 2008)

Creative | Playwright

Gari Jones

Creative | Assistant Director

Linked Organisations

Richmond Theatre (Producing & Receiving House | Est. 1899)

15 Little Green, Richmond, Greater London TW9 1QJ, England


The Ambassador Theatre Group (Production Company | Est. Unknown)

39-41 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0AR, England


Turnstile Group (Production Company | Est. Unknown)



Thomas Brownlow (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Nicholas Woodeson (1949)

Holliday 'Holly' Smithers (Age: forties, Male)

Performer: James Fleet (1952)

Holliday 'Holly' Smithers (Age: 12, Male)

Performer: Sam Bedi

Celia Smithers (Age: Not specified, Female)

Performer: Harriet Walter (1950)

Charles Smithers (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: James Fleet (1952)

Ellie Brownlow (Age: Not specified, Female)

Performer: Angela Pleasance (1941)

Linked Awards

Barclays Stage Award


Best New Play.


Interview with Harriet Walter, conducted by Harry Burton, 23 October 2020 (Video)

Type: Interview

External Link:


Harold Pinter Official Website


Accessed 3 May 2018.

UK Theatre Web Database


Information about dates and venues for tour taken from database record for production [accessed 17 May 2018].

Nick Hern Books Website


Information about Awards and Linked Organizations taken from site's webpage for the play [accessed 4 April 2020].

'Pinter in rage over play's fate', The Guardian, 13 May 1999, p. 7

Newspaper article

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