‘Lost’ Pinter sketch discovered after 50 years

A long-forgotten sketch written by Harold Pinter has been unearthed amongst papers at the British Library.

Entitled ‘ Umbrellas’, the sketch was performed once only at the Nottingham Playhouse in 1960 during an evening of revue sketches by various authors.

Pinter had previously scripted a collection of revue sketches that were presented at the Lyric Hammersmith and the Apollo theatre in 1959, alongside other pieces by writers such as Peter Cook, and performed by comic actors such as Beryl Reid, Kenneth Williams and Sheila Hancock.

The full sketch can be read here on the Guardian website

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