Peter Wight and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor will join Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan, Zoë Wanamaker and Pearl Mackie in a major revival of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, it's been announced.
The production, directed by Ian Rickson, will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 9th January 2018, 60 years after the play’s debut.
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 brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece about the absurd terrors of the everyday.
Peter Wight is known for his work on stage in Hamlet (Almeida/West End), The Red Lion, Waiting for Godot (National Theatre), The Seagull (Royal Court/Broadway) and many more, plus his appearances on screen, including Vanity Fair, Brief Encounters, I Want My Wife Back, Our Zoo, Boy Meets Girl, Eastenders, Atonement, Hot Fuzz and Pride and Prejudice.
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, also a star of stage, TV and film, appeared in Trial of the Century, Love / Hate, Peaky Blinders, and Avengers: Infinity War, and has picked up multiple awards, including Irish Times Best Actor Award for Howie the Rookie; Irish Times Best Actor Award for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; Ian Charleson commendation for Henry V and the Irish Film and Television Best Actor Award for Love / Hate.
The Birthday Party runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 9th January to 14th April 2018 with tickets now on sale, HERE.
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