Add MS 88880/1/67-68. Pinter Archive. 'Tea Party'; [1963-1965]. Mostly typewritten. Originally written as a short story in 1963 and read by Pinter on the BBC Radio 'Third Programme' in 1964, produced by Michael Bakewell. The short story was developed into a play and broadcast by the BBC, 25 March 1965, directed by Charles Jarrott. First staged in a double bill with 'The Basement' at Eastside Playhouse, New York, Oct. 1968, directed by James Hammerstein. First staged in UK at the Duchess Theatre, 17 Sept. 1970, directed by James Hammerstein. Short story first published in Playboy, Jan. 1965. Play first published as Tea Party and Other Plays, Methuen (1967). [Previous reference: Loan 110A/53].

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