The Birthday Party (1996)

‘The Birthday Party’ by Harold Pinter (May)

The Birthday Party deals with several themes – none of which can be revealed here. Why is Stanley being hunted down; what is it that Petey realises at the last moment and who Goldberg and McCann really are. A detective story. A murder mystery. A true story. A story that exceeds our ability to grasp it because its structure is so very fragile. A story about the audience.

The action takes place is a second rate boarding house somewhere and the time is anytime from 1950 to the present.

Cast: Barbara Bannon, Des Garrett, Hugh McGinley, Maria Wahlund, Darren Donohue & Shane O’ Riordan. Directed by Peter Hussey.