Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. His many plays include The Caretaker, The Birthday Party, and Moonlight. Please also see haroldpinter.org.

Cancer Cells

“Cancer cells are those which have forgotten how to die.” —nurse, Royal Marsden Hospital They have forgotten how to die And so extend their killing life. I and my tumour dearly fight. Let’s hope a double death is out. I need to see my tumour dead …

One for the Road

CHARACTERS NICOLAS………mid-forties VICTOR………thirty GILA………thirty NICKY………seven A room. NICOLAS at his desk. He sits still. He leans forward and speaks into a machine. NICOLAS Bring him in. He sits back. The door opens. VICTOR walks in, slowly. His clothes are torn. He is bruised. The door closes behind him. NICOLAS Hello! …