Sonia Friedman Productions has announced final casting for Ian Rickson’s production, arriving at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 9th January.
Joining the previously announced Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan, Zoë Wanamaker and Pearl Mackie in the revival of Harold Pinter’s play will be Peter Wight and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.
Peter Wright’s extensive theatre credits include performances in Hamlet (Almeida/West End), The Seagull (Royal Court/Broadway) and Trelawny of The Wells (Donmar Warehouse). Meanwhile, his television work has included: Our Zoo, Eastenders and Persuasion.
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor’s previous stage work includes appearing in The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre), 55 Days (Hampstead Theatre) and The Field (Tricycle Theatre).
Running at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 9th January, sixty years since the play’s debut, the revival is directed by Ian Rickson (Betrayal, Old Times) and will officially open on the 18th January.
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.
The production will be designed by the Quay Brothers, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and music by Stephen Warbeck.
The Birthday Party will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 9th January until the 14th April 2018. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, See Tickets.com, Last Minute.com, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Love London Love Culture and Theatre People.com.