Almost The Birthday Party

Written  by
Paul Kalburgi
WORLD PREMIERE
Etcetera Theatre, London, UK, 2014

WINNER

SCDA Alex Drummond Trophy

BEST

PLAY

Almost The Birthday Party is inspired by the famous Pinter play, ‘The Birthday Party’. Kenny and Vern are an eccentric couple in their 60’s who get more than they bargained for when they set out to make new friends by inviting complete strangers to join a play reading group in their parlor. The couple are visited late at night and asked to recall details of an absurd, and rather eventful first rehearsal, by a mysterious Mrs. Percival.

 

Complete with cheesecake, vicar and taxidermied cat! 

SYNOPSIS

Director
Scott Le Crass
Cast
Gil Sutherland
Roger Sansom

FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION

"Sheer verve... a bravura performance, full of energy, wit, and theatricality"

Everything Theatre

 

"Kalburgi displays a commanding view of this slow-burning dark comedy... This riveting work is at once strange and entertaining, thoughtful and droll, replete with amusing lines, all infused with an uncomfortable sense of absurdness."

East London Radio

 

"A ‘Pinteresque’ dark comedy"

UK Theatre Network

 

"An intoxicating flurry of drama, which sucks you in, and has you laughing from the get-go!"

Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner

 

✮✮✮✮ "Hilarious... Absurd and wonderfully black comedy!"

"Kalburgi writes with immense confidence within his own comedic style"

So, So Gay Stage

"A captivating dark comedy!"

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Photos by Vincent White

Location Auckland, NZ
Email paul.kalburgi@gmail.com

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