The Birthday Party
Drama, Comedy, Socially Distanced Season

The Birthday Party

Following recent Government announcements the Everyman Theatre is currently closed, and performances scheduled during this closure will not be taking place. We are working to reschedule these performances as quickly as possible.

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Harold Pinter's comedy of menace gets a dramatic new re-imagining from the team behind Waiting for Godot.

Originally scheduled to open in April of 2020 the Everyman Theatre is proud to present Harold Pinter's most popular and widely performed play, socially distanced for your safety and comfort. 

Set in a dilapidated seaside boarding house the mysterious Stanley Webber receives a visit from two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann. They arrive on Stanley's birthday - or is it? What do they want and why do they want to turn Stanley's quiet world upside down?

The Everyman Theatre's Creative Director, Paul Milton, brings together a star cast including Michelle Collins and Tristan Gemmill, to present Pinter's classic darkly comic masterpiece. 

Best known for her roles as Cindy Beale in EastEnders and Stella Price on Coronation Street, Michelle has graced our screens and stage for over 30 years. In addition to notable television roles in Real Women, Dr Who and Casualty, her stage credits include Calendar Girls, Rattle of Simple Man, The Vagina Monologues and Never Forget.

Tristan Gemmill is widely recognised for his role as Robert Preston in Coronation Street and for playing Dr Adam Trueman in the much loved medical drama Casualty. Screen roles have seen him starring alongside Adrian Brody and Kiera Knightley in The Jacket and The Curse of the Midas Box with Michael Sheen and Sam Neil.

Also starring David Carr, Paul Hickey, Chris Garner and Stephanie Clift. 

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“Harold Pinter is the most original writer to have emerged from the 'new wave' of dramatists who gave fresh life to the British theatre in the fifties and sixties.”

The Times

“60 years on, The Birthday Party has lost none of its capacity to intrigue”

The Guardian

“Mr Pinter's terrifying blend of pathos and hatred fuses unforgettably into the stuff of art”

The Guardian