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Harold Pinter Theatre - Formerly
Comedy Theatre, Panton Street SW1Y 4DN
Death And The Maiden
by Ariel Dorfman - Archive
Comedy Theatre location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008 Comedy Theatre photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008
Show Details
Preview 13th Oct 11
Opens 24th Oct 11
Closes 31st Dec 11
Show Times
Mon - Sat 7.30 pm
Matineé Wed & Sat 3.00 pm

Local Info
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A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.




This play - repeated because of acclaim from the past is well cast and played. It is a thriller and somewhat of a cliff hanger as the woman plays the two men off against each other in her attempt to get a dramatic revenge for a politically stimulated assault and violation.

Is she about to commit murder in the name of justice? Would she be justified anyway in getting revenge by taking a life? Is doing more of the same old ever going to give satisfaction or change anything anyway?

Fascinatingly, she sees through the lies and as she does there's a swing towards her righteousness but where's there's a doubt..... well you will see if you go how it ends with a bit of a twist. Its a play that asks questions and in a live way which urgently need to be answered.

"How does any society escape from the shadow of history? Is private revenge ever justified? And is there any judicial framework that can cope with endemic evil?"
kevin Billington - the Guardian

Book good seats here - its worth it.

Anthony Calf Thandie Newton Tom Goodman-Hill
Anthony Calf Thandie Newton Tom Goodman-Hill


  • Thandie Newton - Paulina Salas
  • Tom Goodman-Hill - Gerardo Escobar
  • Anthony Calf - Roberto Miranda

  • Director -Jeremy Herrin
  • Designer – Peter McKintosh
  • Lighting – Neil Austin
  • Music – Stephen Warbeck
  • Sound – Fergus O’Hare
  • Casting - Alastair Coomer, CDG
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