The Birthday Party
Suspense and menace rivet your attention from start to finish when watching The Birthday Party, our leading, post-war dramatist's first, full-length play.
The lights come up on Meg and Petey, an elderly couple starting yet another day in their seedy seaside boarding house, going through the same monotonous ritual while upstairs lazes Stanley, their one guest now part of the family, who is unwilling to get up.
Then.... the announcement: the arrival of two strangers. Who are they? Who sent them? What will they do? What threat do they post and why?