Harold Pinter at the opening of The Pinter Archive, British Library, 2008


This project aims to trace, chart, archive and contextualise every professional production of Harold Pinter’s plays in the UK since 1957 and through to 2017, as well as his output on television, radio and film. The research is being conducted from 2017-19 and will facilitate the construction of new appreciations of how Pinter’s work across media forms his distinctive voice, and the impact that his output has had.


Academic Institutions and Academics:

Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds – Dr Mark Taylor-Batty (PI), Dr Basil Chiasson (Research Fellow)


Department of Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham – Prof Graham Saunders (Co-I), Dr Catriona Fallow (Research Fellow)



Department of Film, Theatre and Television, University of Reading – Prof Jonathan Bignell (Co-I), Dr Amanda Wrigley (Postdoctoral Researcher), Dr Billy Smart (Postdoctoral Researcher)


Partner Institutions:
The British Film Institute



The British Library


Arts and Humanities Research Council




CFAC members involved:
Professor Jonathan Bignell (Co-I)


Harold Pinter’s writing room


See the full Pinter Project research page here.