This combination of three of Pinter's one act plays - "Night School" (1960), "Mountain Language" (1988), and "Party Time" (1991) - illustrated how his work has developed over the years, while retaining its vitality and dark comic perception.
Harold Pinter, one of Britain's best-known playwrights and described by The Times as Britain's "best living playwright", celebrated his 70th birthday in 2000. His work consistently avoids categorization and remains as enigmatic as it is fresh and exciting. In his plays, everyday language and situations are used to mask darker, often brutal, realities. Using black comedy, he explores the way in which language and actions can be at the same time funny, threatening and violent. His plays are populated by characters who feel threatened by the world outside and who create their own realities around themselves. The truth of what is happening in these plays is never directly stated, but an impression of threat, fear and sometimes insanity lurks behind the everyday dialogue of his characters.