Doctor Who's Pearl Mackie joins The Birthday Party cast

Doctor Who's Pearl Mackie joins The Birthday Party cast

Posted On: Sep 15, 2017
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) will join The Birthday Party cast, alongside the previously announced  Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan and Zoë Wanamaker.

    Pearl Mackie recently starred opposite Peter Capaldi in the BBC’s beloved sci-fi series Doctor Who as the Doctor’s companion ‘Bill Potts’. Pearl’s casting was announced in the original short film Friend from the Future, written by show runner Steven Moffat, and received a worldwide YouTube premiere on 23 April 2016. Also starring Matt Lucas and Michelle Gomez, the tenth series of the globally popular show premiered in April 2017 to critical acclaim.

    From 2015-6, Pearl appeared in the National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony award-winning production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. She has also starred as ‘Nina’ in Theatre503’s 2012 play Only Human, co-starred in the European premiere of Aurin Squire’s Obama-ology at the Finborough Theatre, and played ‘Helen of Troy’ in The Helen Project at The Face to Face Festival. In 2013, Pearl appeared alongside Martin Freeman, Michael Socha and Maxine Peake in the comedy film Svengali, directed by John Hardwick.

    Further theatre credits include: A Mad World, My Masters (2015); Hello Kind World (2014); Crystal Springs (2014); Home (2012); The Crucible (2010); The Comedy Of Errors (2010).

    The Birthday Party tickets are bookable from 9 January to 14 April 2018 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. 

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