Something sinister is at work within Harold Pineter's sickly institution: patient 6457 has had the impertinence to die, worse still, 6459 has given birth. Colonel Roote demands the culprit be found. Deception, torture and seduction preoccupy the staff. Reality and the truth prove elusive as minds are slowly infected by the disembodied cackles of the inmates.
The raw drama of The Hothouse is hauntingly funny and alarmingly prescient. University of Oxford Student Company Illyria Productions presents this play from the master playwright of the modern era.