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The Birthday Party – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Gareth Ryan Bennet in The Birthday Party

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Michael Cabot Reviewer:Selwyn Knight The Birthday Party was Pinter’s second go at a full-length play. Although well received on its pre-West End tour, it opened at The Lyric, Hammersmith to critical disdain and closed after only eight performances. That could have been the end for both The Birthday Party and Pinter, but his reputation was rescued ...

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The Birthday Party – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Gareth Ryan Bennet in The Birthday Party

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Michael Cabot Reviewer: Michael Gray The Birthday Party was Pinter's second full-length play. Not a success in its day and still unsettling and confusing more than half a century on, but it has become a classic, worthy of inclusion in London Classic Theatre's pantheon. Michael Cabot's new production is a taut, intelligent reading of the text, ...

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NEWS: The Last Five Years to lead New Wolsey 15th birthday season

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre have today [23 October] announced their Spring 2016 15th Birthday Season. Headlining the season is a new production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Recently turned into a film, the musical tells the story of a passionate love affair but with one side of the story played in chronological order, the other played backwards. ...

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The Birthday Party – The Space @ Dartington Hall, Dartington

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Patrick Cooper Reviewer: Marina Spark Harold Pinter’s classic play The Birthday Party is currently being staged by the Dartington Playgoers. The community group are resident in the gem in Dartington’s crown, the Dartington Hall Estate. Pinter’s play, on the face of it, shows the deconstruction and ultimate destruction of the anti-hero, Stanley, by two intimidating men. ...

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The Birthday Party – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Director: Blanche McIntyre Writer: Harold Pinter Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:4] Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party is the latest offering at the Royal Exchange, who excel in taking theatre classics and bringing them into the round and revitalising for today's audiences. This production is no exception. Meg, a woman in her sixties, runs a boarding house in a seaside town, Petey, ...

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