Soap stars throw a Birthday Party

Published: 5 January 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Tristan Gemmill and Michelle Collins star in Harold Pinter's comedy The Birthday Party at The Lowry in Salford April 14–18.

Set in a dilapidated seaside boarding house, the mysterious Stanley Webber receives a visit from two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann. They arrive on Stanley’s birthday—or is it? What do they want and why do they want to turn Stanley’s quiet world upside down?

Known for her roles as Cindy Beale in EastEnders and Stella Price on Coronation Street, Collins has worked in TV for more than 30 years. Stage credits include Calendar Girls, Rattle of a Simple Man, The Vagina Monologues and Never Forget.

Tristan Gemmill was Robert Preston in Coronation Street and Dr Adam Trumen in Casualty. Screen roles include The Jacket and The Curse of the Midas Box.