Harold Pinter's 'Umbrellas' back after more than 50 years

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Following the recent surprise find at the British Library of Harold Pinter’s sketch, Umbrellas, part of a 1960 revue performed at Nottingham Playhouse, we performed it here once again last Friday.

Umbrellas was directed by our Artistic Director, Giles Croft, with a little help from the audience(!) and performed by the distinguished actors Ian Bartholomew and William Hoyland who starred in our co-production The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

This was the first opportunity for a British audience to see and hear this early Pinter fragment performed live in more than 50 years.

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