London’s West End is ready and waiting to roll out the red carpet for two absolute icons, as Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart confirm their return with No Man’s Land.
The X-Men stars will take their revival of the Harold Pinter classic to Sheffield, Newcastle, Brighton and Cardiff before a hotly anticipated London run at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
Full UK tour dates:
From 3 August – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
From 15 August – Theatre Royal, Newcastle
From 22 August – Theatre Royal, Brighton
From 29 August – New Theatre, Cardiff
No Man’s Land starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will then show at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 8 September – 17 December.
Directed by Sean Mathias, this production of No Man’s Land has received highly acclaimed reviews at the Cort Theatre in New York and has already got West End tastemakers hugely excited.
The last time these masters of British Theatre shared a Wes End stage was for a sold-out run of Waiting For Godot at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
No Man’s Land tells the story of two ageing writers, Hirst (Patrick Stewart) and Spooner (Ian McKellen), who meet in a Hampstead pub and continue drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. Lively conversation soon turns in a revealing power struggle, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
Patrick Stewart 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 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, while costume design is headed up by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski.
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