An interesting play of Pinterís first novel. Itís the kind of play difficult to say what its about (bar saying the lives of three guys and a girl, working class and clever, in 50ís London), itís also at a very early stage in the development of the characters, you never really know or get involved with the people on stage. You can see that this is a very early idea, but some of his trademark style is evident. There really was something so bitty about the play, the story left so many questions to be answered (and not in a good way), you might even say the play was confused.
The acting is on the whole quite good (an excellent Mark Rice as Len wonderfully portrayed as a slightly autistic and awkward character), bar Daisy Haggard (not helped by her part) who was a tad wooden at times (but competent most of the time).
This is a must for any Pinter Fans, but not a revelation by any stretch of the imagination. - USER: Whatsonstage.com (22.214.171.124)
30 Apr 03
Although very well acted and directed, I thought that this was a pointless exercise. The material is not strong enough for a drama as the characters do not hold our attention. Pinter chose to write a novel and it should have stayed that way.
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