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The Birthday Party

by Harold Pinter
Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th May 2019
Curtain 7:30pm
Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin


Classic Pinter
at the 
Erin Arts Centre!



First performed in 1958, this was Pinter's second play. Ground-breaking for the time, it is still as affecting and disturbing now as it was back then.

The action takes place over a period of 24 hours on a sunny summer's morning, in Meg and Petey Boles' small and rather shabby seaside home (three bedrooms, but elevated in Meg's eyes, to a rather fine ‘guest house for gentlemen’).

The reclusive, unwashed Stanley, disturbed; prone to the occasional outburst, and possibly a former pianist, has been holed-up in this seaside villa for over a year, looked after by the motherly-but-simple Meg and kindly, long-suffering Petey.

Vibrant Lulu is a friendly young neighbour who brings colour and everyday cheerfulness into their lives, trying to snap Stanley out of his moody torpor.
This almost comedic situation takes a sinister turn upon the arrival of two mysterious strangers, seeking shelter at the Boles Guest House.....................

The tension relentlessly builds in this brilliant study of menace, paranoia, power-shifting and one man's descent into madness.
What a birthday party! (Well, Meg seemed to think it was a lovely party)



Directed byAdrienne Sanderson
MegPauline Johnson
PeteyBrian Matthews
StanleySteve Blower
LuluSinead Venus
Goldberg Juan Bridson
McCannJack Verity
Backstage Crew
Set & Stage Design
David Leiserach, Adrienne Sanderson
Props & Backstage SuportKathryn Smith
Lights & Sound
Mike Lean, Ron Beswick
Caroline Turner
Stage ManagerSusie Beswick
Costumes & HairChloe Venus
Poster & ArtworkAdrienne Sanderson

bpcast 2019