The Hothouse (Premiere: Hampstead Theatre)
The Hothouse (Premiere: Hampstead Theatre)

The Hothouse (Premiere: Hampstead Theatre) (1980)

The Hothouse (Premiere: Hampstead Theatre)

The Hothouse (1958)

Date from

1 May 1980

Date to

20 September 1980

No of Performances Unknown
Premiere Yes
Touring Yes
Language English


Ambassadors Theatre (Est. 1913)

25-Jun-1980 to 20-Sep-1980

Hosted transfer. Preview: 24/06.

Hampstead Theatre (Est. 1959)

01-May-1980 to 14-Jun-1980

Previews: 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 30/04. Press night: 01/05.

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

Gerry Jenkinson

Creative | Lighting Designer

Dominic Muldowney (1952)

Creative | Sound Designer

Elizabeth Waller

Creative | Costume Designer

Margot Martin

Creative | Wardrobe Mistress

Philip Hoare

Technical | Company Manager

Philip Hoare

Technical | Stage Manager

Nick Fiveash

Technical | Deputy Stage Manager

Susannah Bray

Technical | Assistant Stage Manager

John Haynes

Creative | Production Photographer

Philip Parsons

Technical | Set construction

Harry Peg

Technical | Carpenter

Listed in programme as Supervisory Master Carpenter.

Stan Coppin

Technical | Chief Engineer

Howard Cohen

Technical | Production Electrician

Dave Weekes

Creative | Poster design

Ian A. Albery

Production | Producer

For Omega Stage Ltd.

Linked Organisations

Hampstead Theatre (Producing & Receiving House | Est. 1959)

62 Eton Ave, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU, England



Roote (Age: fifties, Male)

Performer: Derek Newark (1933 - 1998)

Gibbs (The Hothouse) (Age: thirties, Not specified)

Performer: James Grant (1936)

Lamb (Age: twenties, Male)

Character appears in the sketch Applicant (published 1961), where he is 'a young man'. Same character name used in the play The Hothouse (1958/1980), where he is 'in his twenties'.

Performer: Roger Davidson (1945)

Miss Cutts (Age: thirties, Female)

Performer: Angela Pleasance (1941)

Lush (Age: thirties, Male)

Performer: Robert East (1943)

Tubb (Age: 50, Male)

Performer: Michael Forrest (1932 - 2004)

Lobb (Age: 50, Male)

Performer: Edward de Souza (1932)

Linked Awards

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Photostage image (URL)

Type: Image

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The Hothouse Production Programme

University of Bristol Theatre Collection, PR/LAMB/42

Library archive

Harold Pinter Appointments Diary, 1980

The British Library Modern Manuscripts, The Harold Pinter Archive, Add MS 88880/12/ 13, no ff

Library archive

Information about dates of previews, opening, transfer and final performances taken from entries for April, May, June and September.