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 disrupt the humdrum lives of the inhabitants and their friend Lulu, 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.
Following critically-acclaimed productions of Betrayal and Old Times, Ian Rickson returns to direct a new production of Harold Pinter’s landmark play, The Birthday Party. With a cast featuring a trio of Olivier Award winners, Golden Globe Award-nominated Toby Jones (The Play What I Wrote, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Sherlock), Tony Award-nominated Stephen Mangan (The Norman Conquests, Jeeves and Wooster, Episodes) and Tony Award-nominated Zoë Wanamaker CBE (Harlequinade, Passion Play, My Family) star in this comedy of menace.
The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Starring Toby Jones, Zoë Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan
Booking from 9th January 2018 to 14th April 2018
Monday – 7.30pm
Tuesday – 7.30pm
Wednesday – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday – 7.30pm
Friday – 7.30pm
Saturday – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday – No show
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets, Wheelchair accessible