Ashes to Ashes by Harold Pinter, The Royal Court Upstairs, The Ambassadors, 12 September 1996
See also productions in Italy (1997) and France (1998)

Set designer - Eileen Diss
Lighting designer - Mick Hughes
Costume designer - Tom Rand
Sound designer - Tom Lishman

Rebecca - Lindsay Duncan
Devlin - Stephen Rea

"Naively, I ask: 'So what do you think it1s about?' 'Aaarrgh,' Rea murmurs softly and then buries his head in his hands. 'Those are the things you never discuss. You never did with Beckett, and you don't with Pinter.' But to be directed by the author must be revealing? An ambiguous look: 'The great thing about Harold is that he acted himself. He is an actor. The hand at the helm is very sure.'"

Stephen Rea, interview with Robert McCrum, The Observer, Review, 15 September 1996.

Lindsay Duncan and Stephen Rea

"Like a painting or a piece of music, it doesn't explain itself. It simply exists: as masterly dialogue, superb acting and precisely focused direction."

The Independent on Sunday, 22 September 1996.

"Pinter makes concrete virtue of allusiveness and tactics of evasion." Michael Coveney, The Observer, 22 September 1996.

"Pinter's production takes about an hour, but the pace of this very static piece is often agonisingly slow."

Paul Taylor, The Independent, Weekend, 21 September 1996.

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