The Birthday Party

Classic drama by Harold Pinter.

Rehearsals take place every Monday 6 – 7.30 of the acclaimed Pinter play, The Birthday Party, directed by David Dawson, The Birthday Party is about Stanley Webber, an erstwhile piano player in his 30s, who lives in a rundown boarding house, run by Meg and Petey Boles, in an English seaside town, “probably on the south coast, not too far from London”. Two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann, who arrive supposedly on his birthday and who appear to have come looking for him, turn Stanley’s apparently innocuous birthday party organised by Meg into a nightmare

“It has been described as a ‘Comedy of menace’ and as an example of the ‘Theatre of the Absurd” said David Dawson, “and is considered by many to be Pinter’s very best work. We are looking for young actors aged 16 – and above who would like to audition for this production which will be performed in the summer. It is a very exciting and challenging play and one I am enjoying directing”