A chance meeting between two writers in a North London pub leads to an alcohol fuelled night of verbal sparring. Hirst, a wealthy recluse, invites Spooner, a down at heel poet, to his Hampstead townhouse for a nightcap. As the whisky flows, their stories become more elaborate and improbable, until the arrival of two younger men forces events to take an unexpected turn.
In his most beguiling and atmospheric play, Pinter interweaves truth, language and memory to create a world of dark comedy and subtle power games.
Age recommendation 16 plus, very strong language.