This production was documented by Simon Gray in
his Journal An Unnatural Pursuit and Other Pieces, London: Faber
and Faber, 1985.
Ian Ogily and Robert East
Set designer - Eileen Diss
Lighting designer - Dave Horn
Costume designer - Liz Waller
Stuart - Nicholas le Prevost
Marigold - Nina Thomas
Martin - Ian Ogilvy
Nick - Robert East
Peter - Simon Williams
Humphry - Clive Francis
"The morning was spent with [...] a collaborative
reblocking, Harold letting the actors move as they felt inclined,
guiding them rather than directing them into positions. I thought
it was invaluable, the scenes he got through becoming both more
comfortable and more expansive, the rooms seeming to be inhabited
at last by friends who had conversations rather than by actors
who spoke lines to each other."
Simon Gray, An Unnatural Pursuit and Other
Pieces, London: Faber and Faber, 1985, p.118.
"When six actors on one stage give forth
with such delicate ensemble subtelty, there has to be an unseen
force at work behind the scenes. Here it is Harold Pinter, who
has directed with impeccable authority."
Jack Tinker, The Daily Mail, 9 July 1984.