Ahead of the national tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, we are delighted to announce the casting for Pinter’s most popular and widely performed play. The Birthday Party, presented by Mark Goucher and Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, tours to the King's Theatre, Tuesday 5 to Saturday 5 May 2020.
Michelle Collins will play Meg Boles, Tristan Gemmill will play Goldberg and Paul Hickey will play McCann in Harold Pinter's comedy of menace, which will receive a dramatic new re-imagining from the team behind Waiting for Godot. This production follows a two-year celebration of the works of Harold Pinter in the West End, which as received critical acclaim.
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?
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. Michelle’s West End theatre credits include Calendar Girls; Rattle Of A Simple Man; Daddy Cool; Vagina Monologues and Never Forget.
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’s 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’s credits are extensive, among which we can highlight his stage appearances in Romeo and Juliet and Peter Gynt (all at the National Theatre); The Merchant of Venice for the RSC (World Tour). His TV credit, including Catherine The Great, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (series iv-vi), Doctor Who, Father Ted, and for the last few years he has played John in Red Rock (BBC/Virgin Media).
You can catch Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party at the King's Theatre in May 2020.