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The Dwarfs (Pinter), The Local Stigmatic (Williams), Traverse programme coverTwo premieres

Traverse Theatre Club, Edinburgh, 1 March 1966

The Dwarfs

by Harold Pinter

Premiere of new version written for the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Len Toby Salaman
Pete William Hoyland
Mark Oliver Cotton

The Local Stigmatic

by Heathcote Williams

Graham Oliver Cotton
Ray William Hoyland
Man in the Street Toby Salaman
David Peter Hill

The plays directed by Peter Gill

traverse profiles ...

Harold Pinter was born in 1930. He wrote his first play The Room in 1957. His other plays include The Birthday Party, A Night Out, The Collection, The Lovers, The Caretaker, A Slight Ache, The Tea Party, The Dumb Waiter .He has worked as an actor since 1949 and played the part of 'Mick' in The Caretaker during its London run. His most recent play The Homecoming is currently in the repertoire of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Heathcote Williams was born in 1942. The Local Stigmatic is his first play. His last book The Speakers was published in 1964.

Peter Gill was born in 1939. He has been working at the Royal Count Theatre in London for the past eighteen months where his first play The Sleeper's Den was performed last year. He recently directed the first performance of D. H. Lawrence's play A Collier's Friday Night at the same theatre.

Oliver Cotton was born in London in 1944. He trained for the theatre under John Blatchley and Yat Malmgren at the Drama Centre, London. He has just returned from America where he appeared in A Night Out and The Dwarfs by Harold Pinter. In his spare time he plays the classical Spanish Guitar.

Peter Hill was born in Bombay in 1942. He went to Midhurst Grammer School in Sussex, and after leaving at the age of sixteen, worked numerous jobs, bank farm labourer and on building sites. At the age of twenty began to train at the Drama Centre, London. He left the college in the summer of 1965. Went to New York where he played 'Macheath' in The Beggar's Opera and 'Seeley' in A Night Out.

William Hoyland was born in Birmingham in 1943 and has lived most of his live in London. He was educated at a Quaker school in Reading. He worked at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East before training at the Drama Centre, London and has just returned from America where he appeared in Harold Pinter's A Night Out.

Toby Salaman was born in Sussex in 1944. He trained at the Drama Centre, London, under John Blatchley and Yat Malgren and has also just returned from America, where he appeared in The Dwarfs and A Night Out by Harold Pinter.

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