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Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker, Stephen Mangan and Pearl Mackie do rich justice to the playwright's strange and captivating psychodrama

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Why See The Birthday Party?

I Propose A Toast!

Following critically acclaimed productions of Betrayal and Old Times, the incredible Ian Rickson reunites with Sonia Friedman Productions to the direct this revival of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. With a leading cast featuring Olivier Award-winning Toby Jones as Stanley Webber, Stephen Mangan as Goldberg, Doctor Who's Pearl Mackie, and Zoe Wanamaker CBE as Meg it's sure to be an outstanding production.

About The Birthday Party

Stanley Webber is the only resident at Meg's hostel, but the peace is disturbed when strangers Goldberg and McCann arrive. The calm soon turns into chaos when a seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a living nightmare. Truth and alliances promptly shift in this brilliant dark-comic masterpiece about the ludicrous terrors of the everyday.

Did You Know?

The production marks the 60th Anniversary of the play (aptly-named I'd say!), which originally opened in Cambridge in 1958 and later that same year it transferred to London. The play is often referred to as a "Comedy of Menace" and was made into a film in 1968 by William Friedkin.

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Previews from: 9 January 2018

Opening night: 18 January 2018

Cast and Creative


Toby Jones as Stanley Webber
Stephen Mangan as Goldberg
Zoe Wanamaker as Meg
Pearl Mackie as Lulu
Peter Wight as Petey Boles 
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as McCann.

What we thought

Unsettling. MAGNETIC. brilliant

The Birthday Party grabs your attention from the first to the last and doesn't relinquish you, ever

A play that was never expected to be performed is celebrating its 60th birthday in 2018. The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter's dark comedy, is entering its sixth decade with an all-star cast.

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Abigail Slocombe

Abigail Slocombe

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Goldie : “The Birthday Party”

I think this play is a bit too stuck in its time for the quality actors... more

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