Following critically-acclaimed productions of Betrayal and Old Times, Ian Rickson reunites with Sonia Friedman Productions to direct a major new revival of Harold Pinter’s brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece, The Birthday Party.... Read more >>
Running time: Approx. 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)
Following critically-acclaimed productions of Betrayal and Old Times, Ian Rickson reunites with Sonia Friedman Productions to direct a major new revival of Harold Pinter’s brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece, The Birthday Party.
Starring in this comedy of menace are Toby Jones (The Play What I Wrote, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Sherlock, Atomic Blonde), Stephen Mangan (The Norman Conquests, Jeeves and Wooster, Episodes), Zoë Wanamaker CBE (Harlequinade, Passion Play, My Family), Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (All My Sons, Peaky Blinders, The Infiltrator) and Peter Wight (Hamlet, Electra, Atonement).
Stanley Webber (Toby Jones) is the only lodger at Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey Boles’ (Peter Wight) sleepy seaside boarding house. The unsettling arrival of enigmatic strangers Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) disrupts the humdrum lives of the inhabitants and their friend Lulu (Pearl Mackie), and mundanity soon becomes menace when a seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a disturbing nightmare. Truth and alliances hastily shift in Pinter's landmark play about the absurd terrors of the everyday.
Ian Rickson’s new production of The Birthday Party is designed by the Quay Brothers, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Simon Baker and casting by Amy Ball.
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £3.50 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
The Ambassador Theatre group know that communication is key.
We want all our patrons to have a good experience while in our theatres, so we now have a visual tool for parents and companions to use with children and adults on the autistic spectrum and/or with Sensory and Communication difficulties.
We have been researching the benefits of using visual stories and would like to offer a visual story for your visit to The Harold Pinter Theatre. We know some of our patrons find social situations difficult and we understand that we are all unique.
We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with our hearing enhancement system, please contact the venue directly ahead of your visit, or arrive at least 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Our Box Office and foyer are situated at street level. The Stalls seating is accessible down a flight of 23 steps. Our Dress Circle seating has the easier access, being on foyer level and can provide up to 4 wheelchair spaces per performance. Seats in front of these spaces can be moved forward to accommodate longer chairs and small scooters - please provide measurements of chairs and scooters at time of booking to enable Box Office Staff to advise you correctly.
The Harold Pinter Theatre auditorium is equipped with Sennheiser MobileConnect WiFi sound amplification system. MobileConnect uses WiFi to deliver superior quality audio to a smart device such as an iPod or iPhone, either through headphones or via a necklace for hearing aid users. Devices can be booked via the box office in advance, borrowed on the day, or alternatively patrons can download the Sennheiser MobileConnect app and use their own device.
Induction Loop Necklace
Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified.
Sound is amplified sound through headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
Ladies and Gents toilets are located down 23 steps from the foyer to Stalls level, up 23 steps from foyer to Royal Circle and up 49 steps from foyer to Balcony level. Our Royal Retiring Room toilet is located 6 steps down from foyer level for patrons who are able to manage some steps. There is one handrail. Alternatively, for patrons with limited mobility, Access toilet located in the main foyer.
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By bus: Number 14, 19, 24, 29, 38 or 176 to Leicester Square and Haymarket.
Parking: Q-Park currently have an offer running at most West End theatres for a 50% discount on parking when attending a show.
The nearest Q-Park to the Harold Pinter Theatre is Q-Park Trafalgar, Spring Gardens, SW1A 2TS. Alternatively Q-Park Chinatown, and Q-Park Soho are also only a short walk from the venue.
Please bring the parking ticket to the Box Office where we will be able to stamp the ticket for a discount. For prices, further information, and terms and conditions please visit www.q-park.co.uk
Alternatively the nearest car park to the venue will be on Whitcomb Street, which is located just around the corner. Please note at this time that we do not have any deals operating with this car park and are unable to stamp any tickets for a discount.
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