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Clive Owen, star of Closer and Children Of Men, will make his West End return starring as Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in The Night Of The Iguana.
Owen hasn’t appeared on the West End stage for 18 years, last performing in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in 2001. His stage credits also include Old Times on Broadway, and the stage version of Closer, for which he also starred in the 2004 film.
James Macdonald will direct the new production of The Night Of The Iguana, which also welcomes Lia Williams (Kiri, Mary Stuart), as Hannah Jelkes, Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) as Maxine Faulk and Game Of Thrones star Julian Glover as Nonno.
The Night Of The Iguana delves in 1940 Mexico, following a group of travellers who meet at the Costa Verde Hotel. The Tennessee Williams play presents a battle between flesh and spirit, captivity and freedom, art and faith, all to the backdrop of a tropical rainstorm.
The tale, originating as one of Williams’ short stories in 1948, was first performed as a one-act play in 1959, before being developed into the story it is today.
As a three-act play, The Night Of The Iguana premiered on Broadway in 1961. Three years later the play was adapted into an Academy Award winning film directed by John Huston and starring Richard Burton.
The play was last performed in London in 2005, taking to the Lyric Theatre and starring Woody Harrelson, Clare Higgins and Jenny Seagrove.
The Night Of The Iguana will take to London’s Noël Coward Theatre from 6 July until the 28 September 2019.
Tickets for The Night Of The Iguana will be available from 10:00 on Thursday 7 February 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.