The Birthday Party - Harold Pinter Theatre, London

The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre, London

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The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Celebrating 60 years since its debut, Harold Pinter’s landmark play returns to the West End for a limited season.

Featuring a trio of Olivier Award winners, Pinter’s comedy of menace stars Golden Globe Award-nominated Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Play What I Wrote, Sherlock), Tony Award-nominated Stephen Mangan (The Norman Conquests, Jeeves and Wooster, Episodes) and Tony Award-nominated Zoë Wanamaker (Harlequinade, Passion Play, My Family).

Truth and alliances hastily shift in Pinter’s brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece about the absurd terrors of the everyday.

Following critically-acclaimed productions of Betrayal, and Old Times, Ian Rickson returns to direct a new production of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party.

The Birthday Party runs from 9 January 2018 until 14 April 2018 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

STORY

Stanley Webber (Toby Jones) is the only lodger at Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey Boles’ sleepy seaside boarding house.

The unsettling arrival of enigmatic strangers Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann disrupts the humdrum lives of the inhabitants and their friend Lulu (Pearl Mackie), and mundanity soon becomes menace when a seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a disturbing nightmare.

CAST

The cast features Zoë Wanamaker, Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan, Pearl Mackie, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Peter Wight.

CREATIVE TEAM

Playwright: Harold Pinter.  Directed by Ian Rickson with design by Quay Brothers, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and music by Stephen Warbeck.

REVIEWS

Reviews for The Birthday Party coming soon.

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 14 April 2018
Important COVID entry requirements

Mask
We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.
Proof of vaccine and/or test
You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.
Health check
When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.
Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.


Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453

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