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Trafalgar transformed presents Pinter’s The Hothouse

Date Posted: 01/04/2013

Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse will return to London’s West End in May, marking director Jamie Lloyd and producer Howard Panter’s second production for the Trafalgar Transformed season.

Running from 4th May to 3rd August, Simon Russell Beale (Privates on Parade, Collaborators) and John Simm (Hamlet, Betrayal) will star as Roote and Ginns respectively.

Pinter’s macabre tragicomedy follows the Trafalgar Studios’ acclaimed production of Macbeth, starring James McAvoy, the first production in the Trafalgar Transformed season of work.

The Hothouse synopsis

Billed as a biting political commentary on the perils of unchecked power, The Hothouse is set on Christmas Day in a nameless state-run mental institution where the inmates are subjected to a tirade of mindless cruelty.

A maniacal and self-obsessed leader breeds a contagion of hierarchical savagery amongst his staff, who thrive on a noxious diet of delusion and deceit.

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