Michelle Collins and Tristan Gemmill to Star in UK Tour of Pinter’s The Birthday Party

Michelle Collins Tristan Gemmill Paul Hickey The Birthday Party UK Tour
Michelle Collins Tristan Gemmill Paul Hickey The Birthday Party UK Tour

Michelle Collins will play Meg Boles, Tristan Gemmill will play Goldberg and Paul Hickey will play McCann in a national UK tour of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party which will receive a dramatic new re-imagining from the team behind Waiting for Godot. Following a two-year celebration of the works of Harold Pinter in the West End, this is Pinter’s most popular and widely performed play. Further casting will be announced in due course.

The tour will open at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 2 – 11 April (with press night on 7 April) followed by The Lowry Quays (14-18 April), Oxford Playhouse (21- 25 April), Guildford Yvonne Arnaud (28 April – 2 May), Edinburgh Kings (5-9 May), Norwich Theatre Royal (12-16 May), Cardiff New (26–30 May), Richmond Theatre (2-6 June) and Milton Keynes Theatre (9- 13 June).

Set in a dilapidated seaside boarding house the mysterious Stanley Webber receives a visit from two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann. They arrive on Stanley’s birthday – or is it? What do they want and why do they want to turn Stanley’s quite world upside down?

Everyman Theatre’s Creative Director, Paul Milton, brings together this fine cast to present Pinter’s classic darkly comic masterpiece with design by Dawn Allsopp, Lighting design by Michael Hall and Sound design by Steve Anderson.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham will be producing and co-producing more work throughout 2020 including Shirley Valentine starring Claire Sweeney, directed by Ian Talbot which opens on 13 February, a 10-week national tour starting on 23 April of Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s new comedy A Bunch of Amateurs and a co-production with Bath Theatre Royal of The Dresser staring Julian Cleary and Matthew Kelly directed by Terry Johnson which will tour nationally, opening at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 10 September. For further details visit www.everymantheatre.org.uk

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