The Homecoming (1967). Written by Harold Pinter
. Directed by Rosemary Beattie. Music Box Theatre: 5 Jan 1967- 14 Oct 1967 (324 performances + 2 previews that began on 3 Jan 1967). Cast: Michael Craig (as "Teddy"), Ian Holm
(as "Lenny"), Vivien Merchant
(as "Ruth") [only Broadway role], John Normington (as "Sam"), Terence Rigby
Did You Know?
Pinter began having an affair with writer/historian Antonia Fraser
in 1975. Vivien, battling problems with alcohol, cited Antonia in her divorce action despite the fact the marriage had been crumbling since the mid-60s. Vivien and Pinter finally divorced in 1980 and Pinter married Antonia in December of that same year. Vivien was unconsolable and died two years later of liver cirrhosis.