Work in various repertory companies (1954 - 1959)
"I saw very few plays, in fact, before I was twenty. Then I acted in too many [...] I've worked all over the place in reps - Huddersfield, Torquay, Whitby, Colchester, Birmingham, Chesterfield, Worthing, Palmers Green and Richmond. I was an actor for about nine years (under the name of David Baron)." Harold Pinter, Twentieth Century, February 1961, pp.172-3.
Roles played:
Sophisticated artist in Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (Whitby Spa rep., 11 June 1954)

"David Baron [Harold Pinter] was assured as the sophisticated artist, mixing charm and ruthlessness to bring the character always into focus." Whitby Gazette, 18 June 1954.

A role in Here We Come Gathering by Philip King and Anthony Armstrong (Whitby Spa rep., 21 June 1954)
Tops in A Horse! A Horse! By L. du Garde Peach (Eastbourne and tour)
Byron Winkler in Affairs of State by Louis Verneuil (Huddersfield rep. 15 November 1954)
Young lover and Amanuesis in Late Love by Rosemary Casey (Huddersfield rep. 22 November 1954)
Lombard in Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie (Huddersfield rep. 29 November 1954)

Harold Pinter as Tops in A Horse! A Horse!
Orpheus in Point of Departure by Jean Anouilh (Colchester rep., 28 February 1955)
Policeman in Waiting for Gillian by Ronald Millar and Nigel Balchin (Colchester rep., 7 March 1955)
Egyptologist in Down Came a Blackbird by Peter Blackmore (Colchester rep., 3 April 1955)
Candy in The Uninvited Guest by Mary Hayley Bell (Colchester rep., 18 April 1955)

"David Baron [...] is this uninvited guest. He [...] keeps our interest very effectively and fully exploits the mystery and strangeness of the part; ... he conveys well the movements and attitudes of a man who has been set free after being imprisoned in the is way." Essex County Standard, 22 April 1955
A role in Lovers' Meeting by C. Bond (Colchester rep., 2 May 1955)
A role in The Wooden Dish by E. Morris (Colchester rep., 9 May 1955)
US slave owner in Georgia Story by C. Cox (Colchester rep., 16 May 1955)
'Villainous' Petty Officer in Seagulls over Sorrento by Hugh Hastings (Colchester rep., 30 May 1955)
A role in No Escape by Rhys Davies (Colchester rep., 6 June 1955)

Harold Pinter as Candy in The Uninvited Guest

Harold Pinter as Lombard in Ten Little Niggers
Gentleman charmer in The Moon is Blue by F. Hugh Herbert (Colchester rep., 13 June 1955)
PE Instructor in Reluctant Heroes by Colin Morris (Colchester rep., 26 September 1955)
Psychologist in The Living Room by Graham Greene (Colchester rep., 24 October 1955)
Husband in You and Your Wife by Dennis Cannan (Colchester rep., 31 October 1955)
A role in Serious Charge by Philip King (Colchester rep., 7 November 1955)
Defending Counsel in Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie (Colchester rep., 14 November 1955)
Psychiatrist in The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod (Colchester rep., 28 November 1955)
A role in Present Laughter by Noel Coward (Colchester rep., 5 December 1955)
TV Producer in Simon and Laura by Alan Melville (Barry O'Brien Company, The Palace Court, Bournemouth, 5 March 1956)
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