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Old Times

by Harold Pinter

"No drawing room drama this, it’s real theatre for real theatre lovers..."
Bath Echo

About the play

Harold Pinter is regarded as one of the most influential writers, directors and playwrights of the 20th Century – receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. He also won the European Theatre Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award and the Moliere D’Honneur for lifetime achievement.


His play Old Times was first staged by The Royal Shakespeare Company in 1971.  The three characters, Deeley, Anna and Kate engage in a war of memories, a mind game of control that is both dance and duel.  Deeley appears to be outside the circle, yet Anna is the outsider in terms of the marriage between Deeley and Kate. But the final triumph belongs to Kate, who defies all attempts at occupation and remains resolutely herself.


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