The Birthday Party

  |  Buy to Own: 23/06/1997
  |  119 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Stanley Webber (Robert Shaw) - a scruffy, stay-at-home lodger in a seaside resort - is visited by two sinister strangers who insist on throwing a birthday party for him. The two men continue to menace Stanley until he gives in, and then further unsettle him by reminding him of various fears and guilty secrets from his past. 'The Birthday Party' was Harold Pinter's first full-length play, and although its hostile reception ensured a swift exit from the London stage on its 1958 premiere, it has since become one of modern British theatre's most performed plays.