In Celebration of Harold Pinter: A Kind of Alaska and A Slight Ache

Harold Pinter
Gate, Notting Hill

A Kind of Alaska production photo
A Slight Ache production photo

Since he is one of their neighbours, it is appropriate that the Gate has launched the first celebration of Harold Pinter's award as Nobel Literature Laureate.

This is not the biggest of celebrations, consisting of a well-matched pair of plays lasting a couple of hours between them. Its strength is in meticulous direction from youthful directors Thea Sharrock and Claire Lovett, supported by strong acting, especially in the first piece.

Reviewer: Philip Fisher

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