Sonia Friedman Productions presents

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

Following critically-acclaimed productions of Betrayal, and Old Times, Ian Rickson directs an Olivier Award-winning cast in a new production of Harold Pinter’s dark-comic masterpiece The Birthday Party, featuring Toby Jones (The Play What I Wrote, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Sherlock), Stephen Mangan (The Norman Conquests, Jeeves and Wooster, Episodes), Zoë Wanamaker (Harlequinade, Passion Play, My Family), and Pearl Mackie.

Stanley Webber (Tony Jones) is the only lodger in a sleepy seaside boarding house run by Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey Boles. That is – until the unsettling arrival of enigmatic strangers Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann disrupts the humdrum lives of the trio and their friend Lulu. As a seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a disturbing nightmare, mundanity becomes menace, and truth and alliances hastily shift.

The Birthday Party opens in January 2018 for a strictly limited run of 14 weeks. Book your tickets for The Birthday Party at The Harold Pinter Theatre in London today!

Good To Know

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Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton St, West End, London SW1Y 4DN

Additional Details & FAQ

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached.  You must print the voucher and bring it with you on the day of the performance to collect your tickets.  We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.

Where Do I Go

Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

By Tube: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Charing Cross

By Bus: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38

Critic Reviews

4.3(4 reviews)
  • The Telegraph

    Jan 29, 2018

    A fantastic revival of a darkly comic masterpiece

  • The Times

    Jan 29, 2018

    "An extravaganza of talent. You couldn’t wish for a better revival than this."

  • The Independent

    Jan 29, 2018

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

  • The Sunday Times

    Jan 29, 2018

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


4.0(50 reviews)
  • Fiona

    May 1, 2018

    Brilliantly acted performance by a stellar cast of one of the most ambiguous plays ever written. Will keep us talking about its meaning and ending for a very long time to come.

  • Lizzle

    Apr 20, 2018

    A very entertaining play with every actor giving their best .Its hard to single out and particular person as they were all great.Thoroughly enjoyable quality performance and a very enjoyable evening .

  • Beryl

    Apr 16, 2018

    An incomprehensible play - had to google it later on to understand what it was all about! Acting good, especially enjoyed McAnn and Stanley.

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