"What am I writing about? Not the weasel under the cocktail cabinet ... I can sum up none of my plays. I can describe none of them, except to say: that is what happened. This is what they said. That is what they did." - Harold Pinter.
Deeley and his wife Kate are visted by Anna, an old friend of Kate's, who they haven't seen in over 20 years. Anna launches into recollecting memories of concerts and other bohemian haunts the two women shared while young and living together in London. When the memories become more than just stories and prove to be a tool to vie for Kate's attention, Deeley also begins to bring up stories that are almost too clear to be true. However it's Kate's memory that gives the play it's shocking conclusion.
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"Transfixing... cunning, sexy, ultimately highly disturbing." – The New York Times, Read More
"Deeply unnerving, bafflingly brilliant... totally gripping." – The Telegraph, Read More
"So resonant... exposes the way we shape the past according to the psychological needs of the present." – The Guardian, Read More
Old Times first premiered with the Royal Shakespeare Company in June of 1971, under the direction of Peter Hall.