A Slight Ache is a radio play by Harold Pinter. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio on 29 July 1959. It has since been adapted for the stage[1].


A husband and wife encounter a strange, mute matchseller. They each see something different in him.


Directed by Donald McWhinnie

Critical ReceptionEdit

A Slight Ache is analyzed in detail in Elissa S. Guralnick's Sight Unseen.


  1. Pinter, Harold. Three Plays. Grove Press. New York, NY 1962

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