Comedy Theatre renamed Harold Pinter Theatre


The West End's Comedy Theatre, on Panton Street, has been renamed The Harold Pinter Theatre, by The Ambassador Theatre Group, who owns the theatre.

Howard Panter, ATG’s Joint Chief Executive and Creative Director, said: “The work of Pinter has become an integral part of the history of the Comedy theatre. The re-naming of one of our most successful West End theatres is a fitting tribute to a man who made such a mark on British theatre, who, over his 50-year career, became recognised as one of the most influential modern British dramatists.”

Playwright, Harold Pinter died on 24 December 2008, at the age of 78, after a long battle with cancer. He had written around 30 plays including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, and Betrayal. He wrote over 20 screenplays including The Servant, The Go-Between and The French Lieutenant's Woman.

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