Beckenham Theatre Centre

Recent Productions

Passion Play - Aug 13 In Basildon - July 2013 The Witches - May 20113 The Herbal Bed - April 2013 Flare Path - March 2013

Passion Play - Aug 13

Passion PlayBy Peter Nichols Performance dates: Monday 12th – Saturday 17th August 2013 "Passion Play is brilliant.... On the surface, it's an old, old story: the happy marriage of a middle-aged couple, See details

In Basildon - July 2013

Performance dates: Monday 1st – Saturday 6th July @ 8PMBy David Eldridge "People always get the wrong idea about Essex, don't they?" Len's on his deathbed and the family gather to say See details

The Witches - May 20113

Performance dates: Monday 27th May – Saturday 1st June Please Note: There will be no performance on Tuesday 28th May, and on Saturday 1st June there will be a matinee at See details

The Herbal Bed - April 2013

Performance dates: Monday 29th April – Saturday 4th May @ 8PM By Peter Whelan King James I is on the throne, the Church of England, as now, is riven with argument and See details

Flare Path - March 2013

Flare Path by Terence Rattigan directed by Fleur Buckley Performance dates: Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd March @ 8.00pmBromley Theatre Guild Full-Length Play Festival Entry "What I say is, there's a war on, See details

The Birthday Party PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2014 17:53

By Harold Pinterposter-birthday-party3

Directed by Mark Bullock

Kent Drama Festival Entry

Performances: Monday 4th – Saturday 9th May 2015 @ 8 pm

Written in 1957, The Birthday Party was Harold Pinter's second full-length play, was widely castigated on its London debut in 1958 and closed after only 8 performances.

The story unfolds around the erstwhile Stanley Webber, who lives in a rundown boarding house, run by Meg and Petey Boles, in an English seaside town.

Two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann, arrive in town looking for him, and turn his apparently innocuous birthday party into a living nightmare.

Despite its early failure, the play is now regarded as a modern classic and was revived in 2008 at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith to mark its debut 50 years before. Pinter also adapted The Birthday Party into a film in 1968, starring Robert Shaw and Patrick Magee and directed by the Oscar winning American director, William Friedkin, best known for The Exorcist and The French Connection.

This production also marks our return to the Kent Drama Festival after an absence of 3 years.

- The Adjudication is being held on Wednesday, 6th May 2015



Meg Fleur Buckley
Petey Richard Trantom
Stanley Simon Holland
Goldberg David Love
Lulu Alice Roche
McCann Giles Tebbitts








Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May 2015

Free presentation by Malcolm Jones on the life and work of Harold Pinter – included in your ticket price!

If you are seeing the show another night, please feel welcome to come to Malcolm’s talk.


‘Pinter’s Plays in Performance’

A short talk about the plays of Harold Pinter, including ‘The Birthday Party’, and why after nearly 60 years since it was written Pinter remains one of our most performed writers.

Malcolm Jones is a BTC member. He lectures on Theatre History for the V & A and Rhodes Scholes USA. He also writes and directs for Age Exchange Theatre and directs at E15 Theatre School.


Tickets are £8.00 (£6.00 concessions) and available from the Box Office on 07500 908331

Please note: Only members and guests of members are entitled to attend our performances - we are not allowed to sell tickets to the Public.