This new production of Harold Pinter’s masterpiece will see Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart reunite in a UK tour before heading to the West End.
No Man’s Land, directed by Sean Mathias will open in Sheffield on the 3rd August before travelling to Newcastle, Brighton and Cardiff. The production will then visit London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from the 8th September for a limited 14 week run.
This production of No Man’s Land received highly acclaimed reviews at the Cort Theatre in New York whilst in repertory alongside Waiting for Godot, also starring stage and screen friends, McKellen and Stewart and directed by Mathias.
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.
Patrick Stewart, who plays Hirst said: “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.”
While Ian McKellen who will appear as Spooner commented: “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 the production, which will feature costume and set designs by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski.
No Man’s Land will appear at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 8th September to the 17th December. For more information on the tour dates and to book tickets for the UK tour visit: http://www.nomanslandtheplay.com/.