1965 absurdist play by Harold Pinter, one of his classics, detailing a dysfunctional family: a claustrophobic house without a matriarch, where men dependent on their masculine egos become lost and turn on each other without a strong woman around. Enter son Teddy from America with his wife Ruth. With a woman around, things get creepy, as Ruth joins in the sadistic power games with the rest of the family, eventually stepping into the role of mother and whore for the house.

May have been the inspiration for Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize winning Buried Child.