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When:

Tue 27 Mar 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Wed 28 Mar 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Thu 29 Mar 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Fri 30 Mar 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sat 31 Mar 2012, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $30.00
  • Concession: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

(potent pause) Productions presents The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter.

In a small shabby boarding house at a coastal resort lives a man, his wayward wife and their boarder who has been with them for a year. He is a strange chap, unkempt and in flight from we know not what. Enter an even stranger, sleek London/Jewish man, and his muscle bound Irish henchman. The wife accommodates them with a room and then they decide that it is time for their boarder to have a birthday party. At the party she arranges, the new guests play cruel games with the boarder, break his glasses, make a buffoon of him, and push him over the psychotic precipice. The next morning he is reduced to a gibbering idiot and meekly leaves with them.

"Fascinating capacity to be menacing, ominous and evocative of some dark and threatening doom." -The New York Post.
"The most interesting play to be seen on Broadway." - The New York Times.
“Comedy of menace” - The Times.
“Masterly work of drama” - London Theatre.

Directed by Raymond Hawthorne.
Designed by John Parker.
Lighting Design by Michael Craven.

Cast:
Darien Takle, Kevin Wilson, Joseph Rye, Fern Sutherland, Jonathan Allen, Michael Lawrence.

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