Other Places

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Other Places is a trilogy of short plays by English playwright Harold Pinter (1930-2008) [1]: Family Voices (1980), Victoria Station (1982), and A Kind of Alaska (1982) - they are part of the "Memory Plays" [2], a series of short plays Pinter wrote between 1968 and 1982.

Published in Other places : three plays, by Harold Pinter. Methuen, 1982.

The original text

Family Voices [3] is a 1980 radio play for three voices - it exposes the story of a mother, son, and dead husband and father through a series of letters that the mother and son have written to one another and that each speaks aloud. The play is also performed live on stage as a "platform performance" with three actors speaking the three voices.

Victoria Station [4] is a 1982 short play for two actors and it consists of a radio dialogue between a minicab controller (or dispatcher) and a driver (#274) who is stopped by the side of "a dark park" in London, supposedly waiting further instructions.

A Kind of Alaska [5] is a 1982 one-act play for three actors, about a middle-aged woman who awakes out of a coma after thirty years.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Presented by PACT Drama directed by Bobby Heaney, 1984/85.


PACT pamphlet Let Us Build a Heritage. 1984/85.

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