Details of upcoming events are described in the following post by Harry Burton in the Pinter Letters Blog hosted on his Matahari Films website:

Harold Pinter's 80th Birthday (as posted 1 October 2010) (For earlier posts relating to the Letters project, please scroll down the blog.)

For related details (schedules, venues), please follow his links for "What's Happening" at the top and in his posts.

For details about the program organized by Michael Colgan at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, please go to the Gate's website.  A Pinter Day is being held on 10 October as part of the Gate's current season's festival of works by Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, and David Mamet, entitled Beckett Pinter Mamet: The Relish of Language (which includes a production of Pinter's play Celebration in repertory, with previews beginning on 5 October [see scrolling header]), as well as Pinter Day on what would have been Pinter's 80th birthday, 10 October 2010.  Pinter Day is devoted to readings from a variety of Pinter's works by four actors and begins at 4 p.m., with Colgan's on-stage interview with Lady Antonia Fraser about her book Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter.  It is followed by the readings at 6 p.m.:
To celebrate what would have been the playwright's 80th birthday, this session of readings will feature extracts from the prose, poetry and plays of Harold PINTER.
With
Nick Dunning
David Bradley
Ingrid Craigie
Nigel Harman 
From the Gate's website one can download a BPM "flyer" (PDF) and explore the related HTML links.  BPM thus incorporates the retrospective program devoted to Pinter in honor of his 80th birthday that Colgan announced in earlier press releases and news accounts published soon after Pinter's death.  [Some earlier press releases are still accessible on the Gate's website in the "News" section; for additional contexts and background see "About the Gate Theatre."]

Program details:
[From the Gate's BPM webpage.]
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BPM - THE RELISH OF LANGUAGE

Pinter

Celebration is Harold Pinter's perfectly orchestrated black comedy. Heaving with dark humour and wicked satire, it follows two groups of diners at a London restaurant following a night at the theatre. Razor-sharp dialogue, playful anarchy and a few shocking twists make this a celebration they won’t forget.

Cast Barbara Brennan • Ingrid Craigie • Lorcan Cranitch • Nick Dunning • Nigel Harman • Sarah Madigan • Bryan Murray • Natalie Radmall-Quirke • Andrew Whipp • Jade Yourell
Directed by Wayne Jordan

Dates Oct 6-10
Preview Oct 5
Matinee Oct 9
Times 8pm [Oct 5, 6, 7, 9 & 10], 10pm [Oct 8]. Matinee 2pm
Duration 1hr [no interval]

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Beckett

Endgame by Samuel Beckett, tells the comical tale about the aged and blind Hamm and his servant Clov, co-existing in a mutually dependent and fractious relationship, with only Hamm’s parents, legless from a biking accident, for company.

Cast David Bradley • Des Keogh • Rosaleen Linehan • Owen Roe
Directed by Alan Stanford

Opens Oct 14
Preview Oct 13
Matinee Oct 16
Times 7.30pm, Matinee 3pm
Duration 1hr 30mins [no interval]

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Watt is the extraordinary story of an itinerant character who walks one day from a train station to the home of a Mr Knott whom he will serve. The Bizarre adventures of Watt and his struggle to make sense of the world around him is told with verbal elegance, immense pathos and fierce humour.

Cast Barry McGovern
Directed by Tom Creed

Dates Oct 8, 9, 15 & 16
Preview Oct 7
Matinee Oct 17
Times 10pm [Oct 7, 15 & 16], 8pm [Oct 8], 6pm [Oct 9]. Matinee 3pm
Duration 55mins [no interval]

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Mamet

Boston Marriage, David Mamet’s classic comedy of manners, takes us into the world of two friends living on society’s fringe. As they articulate their skewed perceptions of life, the language ignites into deliciously vicious banter as we witness their jealousy, fear, and desperation for love.

Cast Fiona Bell • Justine Mitchell • Anna Sheils McNamee
Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks

Dates Sept 30 – Oct 3
Preview Sept 29
Matinees Oct 2 & 3
Times 8pm. Matinees 3pm
Duration 2 hrs [incl. interval]

The Relish of Language
Fintan O’Toole explores the three authors’ use of language and the relationship between their work.
29 Sep, 6pm

Creatives for all 4 productions:
Set Design Eileen Diss
Costume Design Joan O'Clery
Lighting Design Mick Hughes
Assistant Designer Alyson Cummins

Selected Readings
Central to the season will be a series of weekend readings which will feature excerpts from other works by the three playwrights. By presenting their writings side by side, these readings will highlight the symmetry and the relationship between the work while also exploring the playwrights' use of language.

Readings will be by the BPM Company and special guests.

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER at 4pm

A focus on the work of Beckett, Pinter, Mamet, featuring extracts from plays, prose and essays.
With
Barry McGovern
Owen Roe
Andrew Whipp
Andrea Corr

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER at 6pm
PINTER DAY

To celebrate what would have been the playwright's 80th birthday, this session of readings will feature extracts from the prose, poetry and plays of Harold PINTER.
With
Nick Dunning
David Bradley
Ingrid Craigie
Nigel Harman

SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER at 5.30pm
A focus on the work of Beckett, Pinter, Mamet, featuring extracts from plays, prose and essays.

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER at 5.30pm
A focus on the work of Beckett, Pinter, Mamet, featuring extracts from plays, prose and essays.

Duration 1 hr [no interval]

Student pre-book €5 (Sun-Thurs, sub to avail)
Book your seat at box office 8744045

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Festival Interview
Michael Colgan in conversation with Lady Antonia Fraser.

Oct 10, 4pm.

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Pricing
All plays €27 | Readings €10
See all 4 plays for €90 or 3 plays for €70
Student pre-book €15 (Sun-Thurs, sub to avail)
Book your seat at box office 8744045
[Book offer through box office 01 8744045, Sun-Thurs, subject to availability]
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