Pearl Mackie will join Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan and Zoë Wanamaker in the West End revival of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party.
Mackie is best known to audiences from BBC series Doctor Who where she played opposite Peter Capaldi as the Doctor’s companion ‘Bill’.
Mackie’s extensive theatre credits include the National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Aurin Squire’s Obama- ology at the Finborough Theatre A Mad World, My Masters (2015), Hello Kind World (2014), Crystal Springs (2014), Home (2012), The Crucible (2010), and The Comedy of Errors (2010).
Directed by Ian Rickson, this major revival of Pinter’s comedy of menance, will conincide with the 60th anniversary of the plays debut.
Set in a sleepy seaside boarding-house owned by Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey Boles’, a little birthday party for their only lodger (Toby Jones) takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of two sinister strangers Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann. 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.
Further casting is to be announced shortly.
The Birthday Party runs from 9 January 2018 until 14 April 2018 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.