The Nobel prize for literature winner Harold Pinter’s first full-length play returns to the theatre it made its debut at 50 years ago.
It centres around Stanley Webber, a mysterious man who claims to be a piano player.
He is visited in the boarding house he now lives in by two sinister characters, Goldberg and McCann, who are looking for a “certain person”.
A birthday party for Stanley turns into a terrible experience.
The play received poor reviews when it first opened, but today The Birthday Party is rightly recognised as a classic.
The Birthday Party
written by Harold Pinter
Lyric Hammersmith, London W6
ntil 24 May