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Something you should see…One for The Road/Victoria Station

One for the Road is a powerful study of the horror of individual lives at the mercy of a dictatorship.  It recounts the interrogation of Victor, his wife and their seven year old son, at the hands of a brutal government.  Pinter was inspired to write the play in 1984 after meeting two young Turkish women who enraged him with their casual indifference to the use of torture in their country. This provocative short play set the tone for his later overtly political work.   Pinter performed the role of Nicolas in 2001 at The Gate, Dublin and on Broadway…

New Notting Hill venue The Print Room joins forces with the Young Vic to stage a compelling double bill of Pinter’s One for the Road and his macabre black comedy Victoria Station.  This is the first time the two plays have been staged as a double bill since their premiere in 1984 at the Lyric Hammersmith.
In Victoria Station a minicab controller is in a rage with one of his drivers.  He is outraged that his orders are ignored – but the driver is distracted by something mysterious and worrying.  In this unsettling comic vignette Pinter reveals the frustration and anger in a struggle for power between a dispatcher and his disobedient driver…

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