Without Walls: Party Time, Channel 4, 17 November 1992

Producer - Michael Custance
Terry - Peter Howitt

Gavin - Barry Foster
Waiter - Kevin Dignam
Dusty - Cordelia Roche
Melissa - Dorothy Tutin
Charlotte - Nicola Pagett
Liz - Bridget Lynch-Blosse
Fred - Roger Lloyd Pack
Jimmy - Harry Burton


"Party Time's transfer from the Almeida Theatre to the screen is a succesful one. An insistent use of close-ups gives the menacing sense of being pulled up by the scruff of the neck. For this production, Pinter wrote in extra characters, and the running time is a little longer than it was on stage. And under his direction - deliberate, stylised, muscularly tight, almost choreographed - the play seemed to take shape like a series of formal dances."

Nigella Lawson, The Times, Weekend, 21 November 1992.

"Pinter1s direction turns eavesdropping into an art"

Michael Davidson, The Jewish Chronicle, 13 November 1992.

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