Gala Night

Gala Night


Wednesday 10 October
A celebration of Harold Pinter’s life and work

A thrilling cast of stars took part in a one-off charity gala celebrating the life and work of Harold Pinter. The event Happy Birthday, Harold was held on Pinter’s birthday, the 10th October, in the theatre which bears his name, as a part of the Pinter at the Pinter season, which has now opened to critical acclaim.

The exciting evening featured a variety of Pinter’s work including extracts from his full-length plays, poems, speeches and sketches, directed by Jamie Lloyd and co-directed by Jonathan Glew. Lighting by Richard Howell, with sound design by Ben and Max Ringham. Season design by Soutra Gilmour.

The confirmed cast for this special event included Jade Anouka, Zawe Ashton, Simon Russell Beale, Ron Cook, Jon Culshaw, Tom Edden, Paapa Essiedu, Lee Evans, Gawn Grainger, Tamsin Greig, Sheila Hancock, Kit Harington, John Heffernan, Tom Hiddleston, Gary Kemp, Felicity Kendal, John Macmillan, Patrick Marber, Forbes Masson, Kate O’Flynn, Jonjo O’Neill, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Simm, Jon Snow, Hayley Squires, Maggie Steed, David Suchet, Russell Tovey, Indira Varma, Samuel West and Lia Williams.

Happy Birthday, Harold was in aid of Amnesty International and Chance to Shine - two of Harold Pinter’s favoured charities.

The Ambassador Theatre Group contributed 100% of profits from this event and all proceeds raised through bucket collections on the night to Amnesty International UK & Chance to Shine.