Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in No Man's Land


It has been announced that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will star in a revival of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, which will run at the Wyndham's theatre in London's West End from 8 September 2016 to 17 December 2016, with an official opening on 20 September 2016.

The production originally ran at the Cort Theatre on Broadway where it played in rep with Waiting for Godot, directed by Sean Mathias and was produced by Playful Productions.

"Do the two writers, Hirst and Spooner really know each other, or are they performing an elaborate charade? The ambiguity intensifies with the arrival of two other men. Do all four inhabit a no-man's-land between the present and time remembered, between reality and fantasy? One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men."

Pinter's absurdist drama originally premiered in 1975 at the Old Vic Theatre in a production that later transferred to the National Theatre, the Wyndham's and Broadway. It was last seen in the West End in 2008 in a production which starred Michael Gambon.

The London production will feature set and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, with lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. It is produced in the West End by Stuart Thompson, Flying Freehold Productions and Playful Productions, with further cast and creative team to be announced.

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart previously starred in the play on Broadway which ran from 24 November 2013 to 30 March 2014 in a production that gained strong reviews:

"Absurdly enjoyable revivals." (Ben Brantley for New York Times); "It’s a fine bromance — Broadway is lucky to have it." (Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News); "These guys' screen credits may be luring crowds, but it’s their craft that earns the applause" (Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post); "Savage and funny, terse and hauntingly poetic." (David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter).

Buy tickets for the West End production of No Man's Land by clicking here from 12 noon on Friday 11 March 2016.

 

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