The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party Tickets

The Harold Pinter Theatre, London, SW1Y 4DN
5 out of 5, based on 11 ratings and 11 reviews.
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  • A brand new production The Birthday Party is playing in the West End for a strictly limited 14-week season.

    Stanley Webber is the only lodger at Meg and Petey Boles’ sleepy seaside boarding house. The unsettling arrival of enigmatic strangers Goldberg and McCann disrupts 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 reunites with Sonia Friedman Productions to direct this new production of Harold Pinter’s landmark play.

    The Birthday Party stars 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) who are joined in this comedy of menace by Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). The cast also includes Peter Wright (The Red Lion, Waiting for Godot) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (The Plough and the Stars).

    At London's Harold Pinter Theatre until 14 April 2018, book your The Birthday Party tickets today!

    Accessible performances:
    - Tuesday 06 March 2018 (7:30PM) - Audio described


    *PLEASE NOTE: ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases, rucksacks and large bags into the theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

  • The Harold Pinter Theatre

    Panton Street,
    London,
    SW1Y 4DN

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  • THE TIMES


    'Make a wish and blow out the candles, the ultimate Pinter revival has arrived.'

    THE TELEGRAPH

    5 Stars
    'A fantastic revival of a darkly comic masterpiece'

    THE TELEGRAPH

    5 Stars
    'Ian Rickson's superlative revival confirms afresh that this is a darkly comic masterpiece'

    THE TIMES

    4 Stars
    'An extravaganza of talent. You couldn't wish for a better revival than this.'

    THE GUARDIAN

    4 Stars
    'Packed with illuminating detail, Ian Rickson's starry production does rich justice to Harold Pinter's captivating psychodrama'

    THE OBSERVER

    4 Stars
    'Ian Rickson's immaculate production of Harold Pinter's seaside dreamscape'

    SUNDAY TIMES

    4 Stars
    'Ian Rickson has given us a beautifully judged, beautifully acted, powerful revival of Pinter's first masterpiece. Gripping from start to finish.'

    THE INDEPENDENT

    4 Stars
    'A meticulous, beautifully considered, richly eloquent production - not to be missed.'

    EVENING STANDARD

    4 Stars
    'Ian Rickson's starry revival is a scrupulously precise production with a finely balanced blend of comedy and menace. Pinter's dialogue has rarely sounded sharper'

    CITY A.M.

    4 Stars
    'A rip-roaring, wonderfully dark rendition of Pinter's masterpiece'

    THE TIMES

    4 Stars
    'Toby Jones is mesmerising'

    THE GUARDIAN

    4 Stars
    'Stephen Mangan plays Goldberg brilliantly'

    THE TIMES

    4 Stars
    'Zoë Wanamaker is absolutely terrific'

    SUNDAY TIMES

    4 Stars
    'Pearl Mackie is excellent'

    THE OBSERVER

    4 Stars
    'Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is compelling'

    THE INDEPENDENT

    4 Stars
    'Peter Wight is superb'