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Party Time / Celebration

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4.5/5 - based on 6 reviews
  • Starring: Celia Imrie, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Abraham Popoola
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Performance Times
Mon 14:30 -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri 14:30 19:30
Sat - 19:30
Sun - -

Celia Imrie, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Abraham Popoola

Party Time / Celebration description

Spanning the length of his career, a bunch of world-class actors are set to bring Harold Pinter's one-act plays to dazzling life. The event takes place from autumn 2018 to late February 2019, and it's called the Pinter at the Pinter season. Throughout the season Pinter fans will be treated to performances by many of the great man's close friends, including Danny Dyer, Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie, Emma Naomi, Tracy Ann Oberman, David Suchet and Nicholas Woodeson.

The plays are directed by a host of superstar directors, too: Jamie Lloyd himself plus Patrick Marber, Ed Stambollouian, Lyndsey Turner and Lia Williams.

Party Time, written in the early 1990s, is bitterly funny and painfully scathing. It mercilessly attacks the powerful and narcissistic super-rich, the one percent, against a background of a terrifying state where  oppression is the name of the game. In the meantime, outdoors, a mysterious and sinister military force protects the rich from the horrors of poverty, vulgarity and squalor taking place outside...  As you can imagine, with worldwide protests about global inequality taking place regularly, it's equally relevant today. It demonstrates in no uncertain terms how brutality is more or less inevitable in a world where those in power are completely and utterly convinced that they are right.

Celebration is a wickedly good comedy about the vulgarity and ostentatious materialism of the nouveau riche, dating back to the year 2000. Like many of Pinter's plays it's set in London, this time in a posh restaurant, beautifully directed by Jamie Lloyd. The plot revolves around three couples dining there, and the cast includes Celia Imrie, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Abraham Popoola.

Who is this show for?
Pinter's work is written with adults in mind, complicated and intelligent pieces of work that are not suited to children. It's probably best for mature over 16s upwards.

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Party Time / Celebration reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone (33%)
Families (33%)
Teenagers (33%)
Couples (67%)
Theatregoers (100%)
Latest customer reviews

New to Pinter but found it very enjoyable. Actors & actresses were all excellent.

Reviewed on 04 February 2019 by , Crumlin, United Kingdom

Highly amusing

Reviewed on 27 January 2019 by , Walsall, United Kingdom


Fantastic acting

Reviewed on 19 January 2019 by , Enschede, Netherlands

Rediscovering Pinter

A highly entertaining and thought provoking show with a superb cast and a stylish set. The boastful bolshiness of the men and the downtrodden, hapless women are amusingly portrayed. Celebration, set in a posh but pretentious restaurant, is the jewel in the crown. All the actors pulled their weight but a personal favourite Abraham Popoola playing the waiter who brings some pseudo- intellectual depth to the proceedings. This performance is a treasure and a relief from the dreary national events that are consuming our lives at present. Not to be missed.

Reviewed on 17 January 2019 by , Wanstead, United Kingdom

Limited Appeal

Party Time and Celebration were two short one act plays presented together. I believe they were written years apart, but one really could have been melded into the other. You have to like Pinter to like these performances. As great as the acting was, for me it did not compensate for the unfinished feel of Pinter’s plays. Each one felt that the story was so incomplete that a message never surfaced. However, if you like Pinter’s style, then this is for you.

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Arlington, United States Of America

Creative, good reji.

Reviewed on 03 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

02 Jan
Lara Alier

Review: PINTER 6 at the Harold Pinter Theatre

by Lara Alier | Wednesday, January 2 2019, 15:52

Pinter 6 Where is Jimmy? Says one of the actors. Yes, I think to myself: where is Jimmy? Or better yet, who is Jimmy? Suddenly, I realize the play started 20 minutes ago, and I still have no clue what is really going on. I decide to disentangle the play by it by going step by step, from beginning.

Review: PINTER 6 at the Harold Pinter Theatre