HAROLD Pinter’s dark and tragic comedy masterpiece The Birthday Party celebrated its 60th anniversary earlier in 2018 and this month audiences can enjoy the play at Titchfield Festival Theatre.

The Birthday Party tells the story of Stanley, supposedly a pianist who lives in Meg and Petey’s rather seedy boarding house, set in the 1950s on the coast. Two sinister strangers – Goldberg and McCann – arrive. Stanley’s birthday party suddenly is turned into a nightmare...

The production will include plenty of beach themes taking us back to the seaside of the 1950s, with pipe organ songs and Punch & Judy adding a menacing touch.

Director Daniel Fox said: "Stanley is human, secretive and extremely flawed – however, does he get what he deserves? Please come along and decide for yourself.

Visit titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com or call 01329 556156 for tickets.