Party Time / Celebration at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets
Party Time / Celebration at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets

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About the show

The Jamie Lloyd Company present a five-month-long Pinter at the Pinter Season, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of the Nobel Prize-winning British writer, Harold Pinter. With star-studded casts, Jamie Lloyd joins together with some of the country’s leading creative teams to present a series of the playwright’s short works, including hilarious double-bill Party Time / Celebration.

Celebration is Pinter’s final play, and it is paired with the incredibly witty Party Time in this double-bill of satirical comedies that are a scathing attack on the wealthy and their warped priorities. With political undertones and plenty of digs at the vulgar materialism of the super-elite, these two plays are particularly relevant to modern day life.

Casting includes Celia Imrie, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Abraham Popoola. Imrie is best-known for her film work, including The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bridget Jones’s Diary and Calendar Girls, whilst recent stage credits include the Old Vic’s King Lear.

Oberman most recently appeared on stage in Present Laughter at Chichester Festival Theatre, as well as in Stepping Out at the Vaudeville Theatre, whilst recent graduate Abraham Popoola last appeared on stage in Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre. Casting also includes John Simm, Gary Kemp, Ron Cook and Phil Davis.

This completely unique season runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season, from September 2018 to February 2019. A celebratory event that acknowledges some of Pinter’s lesser-known works and stages his finest short plays, Party Time / Celebration is the sixth double-bill to feature in the season. The production runs from 20 December 2018 to 26 January 2019, with a press night on 4 January 2019.

Recommended for

Biting social critique in modern British theatre and Pinter’s trademark writing style has a broad appeal. Audiences who value definitive, British performance and social commentary won’t want to miss this season.

Age Recommendations: No under 5s. Recommended 14+

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 40 mins (with interval)
Opened: 20 Dec 2018
Press night: 04 Jan 2019
Booking from: 25 Jan 2019
Booking until: 26 Jan 2019

Seating plan

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Location and map

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN

35 Reviews Add review

Two short Pinter plays with a delectable cast including John Simm, Celia Imrie, Gary Kemp, Ron Cook, Phil Davis and Tracey Ann Oberman.... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Only the two plays tonight, and we started - dramatically - with Party Time. Classical music soars as the curtain is raised on a line... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 93 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Party Time was particularly gripping and a bit terrifying. Use of music and lighting to support the atmosphere was fantastic. Celebration... More

emilydiver 5"0, 292 reviews, 15 helpful votes

This whole Pinter season has been outstanding, and this episode didn't disappoint. Excellent direction, set design and of course acting. More

jenniepollock 4'11, 39 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Absolutely loved the show, the performances are incredible, and the writing is so, so funny and moving.

Britgoddess 5'6, 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

nataliaivlikova 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

jacksr 6'1, 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

samshonk 5"7, 286 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Very funny show.

palelylaura 5'10", 166 reviews, 11 helpful votes