The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
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.
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.
The cast features Zoë Wanamaker, Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan, Pearl Mackie, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Peter Wight.
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.