Add MS 88880/1/25-30. Pinter Archive. 'The Hothouse'; 1959-Feb. 1981. Mostly typewritten. A synopsis of the play was submitted to the BBC in 1958, intended as a 60 minute radio play. For this synopsis, see the BBC Archive from Nov. 1958. The full length stage play was written in 1958, but not produced at that time. Pinter decided to revisit the text in 1979 and the play was first staged at Hampstead Theatre, 24 April 1980, directed by Harold Pinter. First published as The Hothouse, Methuen (1980). [Previous reference: Loan 110A/25 and 26].

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