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Harold Pinter, The Birthday Party: flyer for the original 1958 Lyric Hammersmith cancelled production

£75.00£125.00

Pinter’s 2nd full length play and arguably his lasting legacy, being his most frequently staged play. However, the production history was less than smooth. Having toured Cambridge, Wolverhampton & Oxford, the ‘provinces” (as outside London productions were negated at the time)  during April 1958,  it transferred to the Lyric Opera House Hammersmith in London in May.The arrival in London was nothing more than a critical and commercial disaster and closed after either 8 (or 11, depending on recollections) performances.

Size approx A5. These were personally acquired from the foyer by David Drummond, who attended one of the London performances. SCARCE !

Postage & Packing is at cost & it is calculated and emailed after checkout as a separate invoice. Or email for a postage quote prior to checkout – and P&P inclusive invoice can be sent. Postage is slightly cheaper when paid by online banking (no Paypal deductions). Preferred payment method: Wise Bank • Account Holder = PoPT Acc95602862 Sort 231470 Outside UK : IBAN GB03 TRWI 2314 7095 6028 62

 

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Pinter’s 2nd full length play and arguably his lasting legacy, being his most frequently staged play. However, the production history was less than smooth. Having toured Cambridge, Wolverhampton & Oxford, the ‘provinces” (as outside London productions were negated at the time)  during April 1958,  it transferred to the Lyric Opera House Hammersmith in London in May.The arrival in London was nothing more than a critical and commercial disaster and closed after either 8 (or 11, depending on recollections) performances.

Size approx A5. These were personally acquired from the foyer by David Drummond, who attended one of the London performances. SCARCE !

Postage & Packing is at cost & it is calculated and emailed after checkout as a separate invoice. Or email for a postage quote prior to checkout – and P&P inclusive invoice can be sent. Postage is slightly cheaper when paid by online banking (no Paypal deductions). Preferred payment method: Wise Bank • Account Holder = PoPT Acc95602862 Sort 231470 Outside UK : IBAN GB03 TRWI 2314 7095 6028 62

 

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