The Hothouse

  • 2011/2012 Season
  • Performed in Japanese

The finale of our second season under Artistic Director Miyata Keiko is a work by the Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, Harold Pinter. His work has had an enormous influence on the currents of theatre the world over since he rose to prominence in the 1950s. Pinter was not only one of the leading playwrights in England, he was truly one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century.

Featuring sharp, taut dialogue, Pinter's plays offer meticulous character studies and explore such themes as the threats to identity, the deceptions of society, and the instability of human relationships. His work continues to strike at the heart of today's audiences in the 21st century.

Fukatsu Shiegefumi will direct. Fukatsu left a vivid mark with his previous work on Doin Sowa and Zou, and audiences can expect a thought-provoking production in The Hothouse.


It is the Christmas season at a state-run institution that gives the impression of a hospital.

Mr. Roote, the institution's director, is surprised and angered to learn from one of his staff, Mr. Gibbs, that Patient No. 6457 has been killed and No. 6459 has just given birth. Roote insists that order is of the utmost importance. He orders Gibbs to find the perpetrator responsible for the pregnancy.

Gibbs informs Roote that the perpetrator has been found, and then things take a strange turn.

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