For her first role, as the journey through time and space in Doctor Who, actress Pearl Mackie, jump-60 years to appear in Harold Pinter’s 1957 The birthday Party.
Mackie is currently playing Doctor Who’s companion Bill Potts, but left the show after the Christmas special.
Then, starting in January, you will see how Lulu in The birthday party.
They will appear alongside Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London.
The piece will be directed by Ian Rickson and will run until April.
In an interview with BBC News, Mackie says, you fight as the character and the things she goes through to fit with your own feminist ideals.
She also talks about her departure from doctor who says she wants more is to tell political stories in the future, and Capaldi’s successor, Jodie Whittaker says, “phenomenal.”
What you did at The birthday party?
It is a wonderful game. I have Pinter always loved and get to grips with it at drama school. Pinter is so awesome. The text is so rich and there is so much that is not said. His characters are so weird and hard to understand.
The characters are very real, but also slightly surreal. Lulu is one of those – I don’t know if she knows what she wants.
Who Lulu is?
She is a young woman, in this city by the sea is a bit far away from London. It says a lot about her background, but she seems like she wants to escape the hustle and bustle of life that she has.
She gets very excited about a macabre visitors who come to visit the house. Very interesting things that stem cells. The guy will be very much in love with Stephen Mangan, as it should, is really fun to play, with the with him.
She wants to escape her everyday life – are there any similarities with the Bill?
It’s a different kettle of fish. You have to look at the context of the game. It was written 60 years ago. If Ian [Rickson] and I have talked about it, we said, we want to explore the characters with [us], both with modern feminist ideals.
You have to discover, and the play as it was written. There are some very dramatic things that she has to undergo.
It is very, very different, for her to escape, than for the bill.
Have the things that Lulu goes through to give pause for thought, because they are in conflict with modern feminist ideals?
Yes, definitely. I struggled with these incidents and how we portray them in a way that will not give it a seal of approval, while also faithful to the play. It is really to explore exciting, how do we do that.
What are the types of roles that you were offered, since leaving Doctor Who?
One of the incredible things to be part of such an incredible show like Doctor Who is that there are so many doors open. The things I’ve been looking at.really very wide on many levels
How has the doctor changed your life?
I don’t think I’ve seen the full extent of how it changed my life, as yet. It’s definitely changed my life in terms of career prospects, this is very good.
And do I get recognized more on the street, and that is also quite nice because people tend not to stop you, if you like what you have done. This is very positive and everyone seems to have been very fond of Bill and the entire series, so it has been a wonderful experience.
One of the great things about Doctor Who, it does not leave really. You’re part of this incredible alumni for the rest of your life. It was a wonderful opportunity, and you will always have a special place in my heart.
They were disappointed to find out, would you leave?
Well, you know, that was pretty early on – I knew that, really. But I was very excited to make this series and have this trip as a Bill, and have this amazing relationship that Peter is a doctor, and Bill had.
They had a very special chemistry and relationship, and while it’s always interesting to add a different dynamic, it was wonderful to have been able to explore what it was.
What are the stories you want to tell in the future?
Thought-provoking stories. Stories that are relevant in our political climate. Stories of imagination. But as long as the story grips you and makes you think, then this is the kind of story I want to tell.
What are your thoughts on Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who?
I think they will be phenomenal.
Who would you like to see as a new companion?
No Idea. There are so many actors. No one thought it would be me-before I part.
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