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Almost The Birthday Party

Kenny and Vern are an eccentric couple in their 60s 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 parlour. The couple are visited late at night by a mysterious Mrs Percival and asked to recall details of an absurd and rather eventful first rehearsal of Harold Pinter's, The Birthday Party. Complete with cheesecake, vicar and taxidermied cat!

Almost The Birthday Party is published by Lazy Bee Scripts

Dark Comedy

Winner Best Play
Alex Drummond Trophy, SCDA, Scotland, 2019

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Production History

Carnoustie Theatre Club (Licensed Production)


Dibble Tree Theatre, Carnoustie, Scotland

Open Page Theatre (World Premiere)


Etcetera Theatre, London, UK


Absurd and wonderfully black comedy!

Kalburgi writes with immense confidence within his own comedic style.

So, So Gay

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