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Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie to join West End cast of The Birthday Party

Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie by Gage Skidmore.
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Pearl Mackie, who played Bill Potts in Doctor Who, has been cast in the West End revival of The Birthday Party.

She will play Lulu alongside Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan and Zoe Wanamaker in the revival of Harold Pinter’s play.

Sixty years after the play’s debut, the show will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, from January 9 to April 14.

Mackie commented: “I’m delighted to be back in the West End working with such a prolific director like Ian Rickson – and an incredible cast – on this rich, dark and enthralling play. I love how Pinter creates character and I feel very lucky to work on one of his best-known plays.”

It will be her first role since starring in Doctor Who, as the Doctor’s companion. Her other credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in theWest End, and comedy film Svengali.

The Birthday Party is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, directed by Rickson, and will feature music by Stephen Warbeck.

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