Pinter’s Classic at The Place, Bedford

Bedford Players Trust in association with Blackout Theatre Company are presenting Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party” at The Place in Bedford.
Presented as part of The Place Theatre’s 10th Birthday celebrations
At a sleepy seaside boarding house, the humdrum routine of cornflakes, sock-darning and newspapers is interrupted by the arrival of two mysterious strangers….They become guests at long-time tenant Stanley’s surprise birthday party which turns into a deliciously impalpable nightmare. As excuses and alliances hastily shift, so does the truth in Harold Pinter’s riveting masterpiece of ‘The Theatre of Cruelty’.

Harold Pinter was a director, actor and one of the most influential modern British dramatists, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. His celebrated, ultimately indefinable classic The Birthday Party derives its power from Pinter’s brilliantly mysterious yet comic riff on the absurd terrors of the everyday.

Note that this show is not suitable for children.

The Birthday Party at The Place, Bradgate Road, Bedford from 18th to 20th JuneĀ 

Tickets available online: or from the Central Ticket office: 01234-718112

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