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Who star Pearl Mackie will be head­ing from the Tardis to the the­atre stage as she joins the cast for the re­vival of Harold Pin­ter’s The Birth­day Party. The play is to be staged next year, mark­ing 60 years since its de­but. Au­di­ences last saw Mackie on screen as Doc­tor Who’s as­sis­tant Bill Potts and will bid farewell to her in this year’s Christ­mas spe­cial. The role made head­lines for the 30-year-old when it was re­vealed Potts would be the Time Lord’s first openly gay com­pan­ion.

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