- Eileen Diss
Lighting designer - Leonard Tucker
Anita Manchip - Jenny Quayle
St John Quartermaine - Edward Fox
Mark Sackling - Peter Birch
Eddie Loomis - Robin Bailey
Derek Meadle - Glyn Grain
Henry Windscape - James Grout
Melanie Garth - Prunella Scales
Pinter's directing is so sensitive and tactful that we can believe
without question in the reality of this common-room life, which
becomes indded life held in common."
John Elsom, The Listener, 6 August 1981.
"Stanislavsky would have been proud not only
of Harold Pinter's direction in general, which gets classy supporting
performances from Robin Bailey, James Grout and Prunella Scales,
but of Edward Fox's Quartermaine in particular."
Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman, 7
"Harold Pinter, directing, invests the production
with a beautifully measured pace and the idea of a meaningful
sub-text which constantly blows away."
Victoria Radin, The Observer, 2 August