Guest list complete for The Birthday Party at Harold Pinter Theatre

Peter Wight and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor complete the guest list for The Birthday Party, announced today.

They join Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan, Zoë Wanamaker and Pearl Mackie for this major revival, directed by Ian Rickson, which runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 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).

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 every day.

PETER WIGHT’S extensive 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); The Seagull (Royal Court/Broadway); Trelawny of The Wells (Donmar Warehouse); Otherwise Engaged, Chekhov’s Women (West End); and The Spanish Tragedy, Much Ado About Nothing, Barbarians, A Clockwork Orange, Hamlet (RSC).

His film credits include: Atonement, Hot Fuzz, Lassie, Pride and Prejudice, The Statement, Lucky Break and, with Mike Leigh, Another Year, Mr Turner, Vera Drake, Naked, Secrets & Lies and Meantime.

TOM VAUGHAN-LAWLOR theatre credits include: The Plough and the Stars, Juno and the Paycock, Translation (National Theatre); Our Few and Evil Days, The Rivals, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Three Sisters, Saved, The School for Scandal, The Playboy of the Western World (Abbey Theatre); 55 Days (Hampstead Theatre); All My Sons (West End); The Lady from the Sea (Birmingham Rep); Henry V (Royal Exchange Manchester).

His television work has included: The Secret Agent, Trial of the Century, Charlie, Love / Hate and Peaky Blinders.

The Birthday Party runs at the Harod Pinter Theatre from January 9 – April 14.

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