Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the London stage in Sean Mathias’ acclaimed production of No Man’s Land, one of the most brilliantly entertaining plays by Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter.
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.
This production of No Man’s Land received acclaimed reviews at the Cort Theatre in New York, where it ran in repertory with Waiting For Godot.
Patrick Stewart (Hirst) says: “I saw the original production of No Man’s Land three times in one week at Wyndham’s Theatre and would have seen it more if I could have afforded the tickets. I made a promise to myself that one day I would play Spooner or Hirst but to be doing it back at Wyndham’s with Ian McKellen was a fantasy I never entertained.”
Ian McKellen (Spooner) says: “Playing Spooner to Patrick’s Hirst on Broadway was a constant joy, which is why I am delighted to be back with him in the West End.”
Further casting has yet to be announced for No Man’s Land which will have set and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski.
Tickets are now on sale to see these two incredible British actors in one of Pinter’s masterpieces.
NO MAN’S LAND UK TOUR
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Wednesday 3 – Saturday 13 August 2016
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Monday 15 – Saturday 20 August 2016
Theatre Royal, Brighton
Monday 22 – Saturday 27 August 2016
New Theatre, Cardiff
Monday 29 August – Saturday 3 September 2016
Wyndham’s Theatre, London
8 September – Saturday 17 December 2016