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Harold Pinter Theatre

Theatre in Panton Street, London. Opened on 15th October 1881. Extensively altered in 1955. Home of the New Watergate Theatre Club ~1955-1958 (created to allow production of works the Lord Chamberlain would view as too provocative).
Known as the Comedy Theatre until 2011.

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As the Comedy Theatre (1881-2011)
DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
15th October 1881 (opening production)The Mascotte
Author: Audran
~1935Dusty Ermine
Producer: A. R. Whatmore
Cast included: Leonora Corbett, David Horne, William Fox
1937Busman's Honeymoon
~end 1946The Man From The Ministry
Author: Madeleine Bingham
? - February 1949 - ?Slings And Arrows - an intimate revue
Devised by Hermione Gingold and Charles Hickman. Director: Charles Hickman
Cast included: Hermione Gingold, Walter Crisham
No earlier than 1955 (first production by New Watergate Theatre Club)A View From The Bridge
Author: Arthur Miller
1956Share My Lettuce
Author: Bamber Gascoigne
Tuesday 24th July 1956 - ?The Quare Fellow
Author: Brendan Behan. Director: Joan Littlewood
Theatre Workshop
? - July 1957 - ?Tea And Sympathy
Cast included: Elizabeth Sellers
1958Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Author: Tennessee Williams
1958 (last production by New Watergate Theatre Club)Epitaph For George Dillon
Author: John Osborne and Anthony Creighton
16th July 1958 (opening night)
Ran for 610 performances
Five Finger Exercise
Author:Peter Shaffer
1960Look On Tempests
Ran for 261 performances
A Passage To India
1961The Tinker
Bristol Old Vic production
1961The Tenth Man
1961Bonne Soupe
Cast included: Coral Browne
July 1962 - January 1963The Premise
1963-1964The Bed Sitting-Room
1964 - April 1966
539 performances
Cast included: Joan Greenwood, Spike Milligan
July 1966 for 11 monthsLet's Get A Divorce
Cast included: Fenella Fielding and Hugh Paddick
1967A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg
Author: Peter Nicholl, Director:Michael Blakemore
1967The Boy Friend
Author:Sandy Wilson
1968Fortune And Men's Eyes
October 1968 - August 1969Series of short runs
1969A Girl In My Soup
1972-1973Time And Time Again
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Cast included: Tom Courtenay
Author: Christopher Hampton
Cast included: Paul Scofield
Author: David Hare
Cast included: Edward Fox
September 1975What If You Died Tomorrow
Author: David Williamson
Australian Company
1975The Pay Off
December 1975A Touch Of Spring
Author: Samuel Taylor
Cast included: Francis Matthews, Leigh Lawson, Amanda Barrie
West End debut
Rocky Horror Show
1981Early Days
Cast included: Sir Ralph Richardson
? - October 1990 - ?Having A Ball
Author: Alan Bleasdale
Late 1992Six Degrees of Seperation
Royal Court Theatre's production
February 1993No Man's Land
Author: Harold Pinter
? - November 1993 - ?Moonlight
Author: Harold Pinter
? - February 1994 - ?September Tide
? - December 1997 - ?A Letter Of Resignation
Edward Fox (Macmillan)
? - November 1998 - ?Love Upon The Throne
The National Theatre Of Brent
8th April - 17th July 1999Suddenly Last Summer
Author: Tennessee Williams. Director: Sean Mathias. Desginer: Tim Hatley
Donmar Warehouse production
Cast included: Sheila Gish (Mrs Venable), Rachel Weisz (Catherine)
5th October 1999 - ?2 Pianos, 4 Hands
? - October 2000
Transferred to Albery
The Mystery Of Charles Dickens
Author & Cast: Simon Callow
8th November 2000 - ?The Caretaker
Author: Harold Pinter. Director: Patrick Marber
Cast included: Michael Gambon, Rupert Graves, Douglas Hodge
? - July 2001 - ?Ghosts
Author: Ibsen
Cast included: Francesca Annis, Anthony Andrews
18th - 21st July 2001 (previews)
? - ?
Nixon's Nixon
Author: Russell Lees. Director: Charles Towers
Cast included: Tim Donoghue, Keith Jochim
? - August 2002 - ?On An Average Day
Author: John Kolvenbach. Direction: John Crowley
Cast included: Woody Harrelson, Kyle MacLachlan
12th February 2003 - ? (8 weeks)Pretending To Be Me
Devised by Tom Courtenay, from the writing of Philip Larkin after an idea by Michael Godley
West Yorkshire Playhouse Production. Cast included: Tom Courtenay (Philip Larkin)
? - July 2003 - ?Sexual Perversity In Chicago
Author: David Mamet
Cast included: Matthew Perry, Minnie Driver, Hank Azaria, Kelly Reilly
2004The Old Masters
Author: Simon Gray. Director: Harold Pinter
Cast included: Edward Fox, Peter Bowles
7th January 2007 - ?Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Author: Brian Clark. Director: Peter Hall
Cast included: Kim Cattrall, Ann Mitchell, William Chubb, Amita Dhiri, Alexander Siddig, Jotham Annan, Rachel Bavidge, Emma Lowndes, Janet Suzman
February 2007 - ?Boeing-Boeing
Cast included: Tamsin Outhwaite, Frances de la Tour, Roger Allam, Mark Rylance, Daisy Beaumont, Michelle Gomez
4th December 2008 - ?Sunset Boulevard
Watermill Theatre production
December 2009 - ?The Misanthrope
Cast included: Keira Knightley, Damian Lewis, Tara Fitzgerald and Dominic Rowan
? - May 2010 - ?Mrs Warren's Profession
Cast included: Felcity Kendal
26th June 2010 - ?(for 9 weeks before Broadway)La Bete
Cast included: Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley
As the Harold Pinter Theatre (2011 - now)
DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
Early 2012Absent Friends
Early 2012South Downs/The Browning Version
25th July - 9th September 2012Monty Python's Spamalot
Late 2012A Chorus Of Disapproval
Author: Alan Ayckbourn. Director: Trevor Nunn
~October 2014The Importance of Being Earnest
Cast included: Nigel Havers
4th October 2014 - Mid 2015 - ?Sunny Afternoon