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Theatre Information

Harold Pinter Theatre (London, )
Panton Street London SW1Y 4DN
London,

Schedule

Mondays: 7:30pm
Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

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Stanley Webber (Toby Jones) is the only lodger at Meg (Zoe 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. Truth and alliances hastily shift in Pinter's brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece about the absurd terrors of the everyday.


BWW Review: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, Harold Pinter TheatreBWW Review: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, Harold Pinter Theatre
by Marianka Swain - January 19, 2018

It's 60 years since Harold Pinter's play premiered - and flopped - at Lyric Hammersmith, baffling critics (with one exception) and audiences alike. Now, we expect the sinister subversion of both the seemingly mundane setting and the dramatic form that Pinter the jobbing actor knew from rep: that of the sub-Christie mystery thriller. But played well, as it is here by a starry cast, the play still has the power to unsettle. (more...)

BWW Interview: Peter Wight Talks THE BIRTHDAY PARTYBWW Interview: Peter Wight Talks THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by Marianka Swain - January 17, 2018

Actor Peter Wight's career varies from Robert Icke's recent Hamlet to a range of classical and contemporary work with the National Theatre, Royal Court and RSC, plus multiple Mike Leigh films. His current project is the 60th-anniversary revival of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, now in previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre. (more...)

Peter Wight and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor Join THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; Full Cast AnnouncedPeter Wight and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor Join THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions has just announced full casting for Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. (more...)