It has been confirmed that a new production of Tennessee Williams’ play will be performed in the West End from the 6th July.
James MacDonald (Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, The Father and The Changing Room) will direct this new production of the play, performing at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 6th July.
In the strange limbo of 1940, on a dilapidated hotel verandah perched high in a rainforest above the west coast of Mexico, a group of lost souls collide – a defrocked priest turned tourist guide, the grieving widow who runs the hotel, a family of jubilant Nazis… and an itinerant portrait artist with her 97-year-old poet grandfather. The result is an epic battle between flesh and spirit, captivity and freedom, art and faith – heightened by the arrival of a tropical rain-storm.
The cast for The Night of the Iguana is set to be led by Golden Globe winner Clive Owen (Close My Eyes, Closer and Children of Men) to play the role of Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon. He will be joined on stage by Lia Williams (The Crown, Mary Stuart) as Hannah Jelkes, Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) as Maxine Faulk and Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) as Nonno. Further casting has yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, the production is set to be designed by Tony, Olivier and OBIE-award winning Rae Smith, lighting design by Neil Austin and sound design by Max Pappenheim. It is produced by David Richenthal, Fiery Angel, Gavin Kalin and David M. Milch.
The Night of the Iguana will play at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 6th July until the 28th September.