The Hot House
Teatru Malta have chosen Mount Carmel Community Theatre as the stage for one of Pinter’s most curious pieces. We chose Harold Pinter as our first author in the Classics Project in celebration of the tenth anniversary since the demise of this important playwright.
In the wake of the uproar of testimonies emerging from Mount Carmel Hospital’s cracks, Teatru Malta have chosen the Young Director’s programme as the stage for one of Pinter’s most curious pieces. The Hot House is immediately identifiable as one of Pinter’s most complex and intriguing works, set in a state-run sanatorium where the so-called “patients” are actual political dissidents receiving various excruciating corrective treatments. Directed by up-and-coming director André Agius and staged at Mount Carmel’s very own theatre, The Hothouse will focus on the casual inhumanity and corruption that festers deep within the bureaucratic pediments of institutional authority. We’re all mad in here.
“In the last year, there have been many testimonies of stories that are taking place in the corridors of local hospitals. We chose this controversial work by Pinter also to instigate a discussion about the subject.”
Playwright: Harold Pinter
Translator: Simone Spiteri
Director: André Agius
Manager: Sarah-lee Zammit