Full casting for Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party has been announced.
Peter Wight and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor will join previously announced Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan, Zoë Wanamaker and Pearl Mackie for this major revival directed by Ian Rickson. The production will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, 60 years since the play’s debut. from 9th January to 14th April 2018
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’s theatre credits include: Hamlet (Almeida/West End); The Red Lion, Ivanov, Sleep With Me, Murmuring Judges, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Black Snow, Waiting for Godot (National Theatre) and The Seagull (Royal Court/Broadway). His television work includes: Vanity Fair, Brief Encounters and I Want My Wife Back.
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor trained at RADA. His theatre credits include: The Plough and the Stars, Juno and the Paycock and Translation (National Theatre). His television work has included: The Secret Agent, Trial of the Century, Charlie, Love / Hate, and Peaky Blinders.
The Birthday will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 9 January until 14th April 2018