Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party opens in London

A major revival of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party has opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, 60 years since the play’s debut.

Stanley Webber (Toby Jones) is the only lodger at Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey Boles’ sleepy seaside boarding house.

The unsettling arrival of strangers Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann disrupts the humdrum lives of the inhabitants and their friend Lulu (Pearl Mackie).

A seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a disturbing nightmare, in what is described as Pinter’s “brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece about the absurd terrors of the everyday”.

The Birthday Party will play for a limited run until April 14.

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