Cast Announcement for The Birthday Party at Milton Keynes Theatre

    Harold Pinter’s comedy of menace, The Birthday Party, starring Michelle Collins comes to Milton Keynes Theatre on Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th June.

    Mark Goucher and Everyman Theatre Cheltenham present Harold Pinter’s comedy of menace, The Birthday Party. Starring Michelle Collins who will play Meg Boles, Tristan Gemmill in the role of Goldberg and Paul Hickey who will play McCann.

    Receiving a dramatic new re-imagining from the team behind Waiting for Godot, and following a two-year celebration of the works of Harold Pinter in the West End, this darkly-comic masterpiece will perform in Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th 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?

    The 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.

    Michelle Collins has worked extensively in television and theatre over the last 30 years. She has appeared in two of Britain’s best-loved soaps EastEnders and Coronation Street, the hugely popular Two Thousand Acres of Skye and The Illustrated Mum for which she received an international Emmy.

    Tristan Gemmill is best known for his long running role as Dr Adam Trueman in much loved

    British medical drama Casualty and most recently as lead regular Robert Preston in Coronation Street. Tristan has starred alongside Adrian Brody and Keira Knightley in the critically acclaimed film, The Jacket and his most recent appearance in the West End was playing the title role in The Bodyguard opposite Beverly Knight for which he received rave reviews.

    Paul Hickey is an Irish actor based in London, where he works regularly at the National Theatre and the Royal Court. On television he is particularly well known as Lafferty from The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Dr Cohen in Whitechappel and as Doctor Who's hapless Inspector Gregson. He has appeared in many films over the years from Saving Private Ryan in the '90's to War Machine most recently.

     

    Further casting is to be announced for Pinter’s most popular and widely performed play.

    LISTINGS

    Performances: Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th June

    Tickets: From £13*

    Box Office: 0844 871 7652*

    Groups Hotline: 0333 009 5393

    Access Booking: 0800 912 6971

    Online Booking: ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes*

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