No Man's Land
Wyndhams Theatre, London
No Man's Land - Wyndhams Theatre, London
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It is the turn of West End audiences to discover the wonderful performances of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land as the hit production transfers to the capital’s Wyndham’s Theatre. It will retain its director of Sean Mathias as well, meaning that this is also a reunion of the team that brought us Waiting For Godot at the Haymarket Theatre back in 2009, making this one of 2016’s must-see shows.
Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land is his 1975 play that takes us to Hampstead in North London, where we meet two writers by the names of Hirst (Stewart) and Spooner (McKellen) as they embark upon a drinking bender. They begin their evening in the pub and soon relocate to Hirst’s home, where one-upmanship becomes the order of events. That is until shady new arrivals enter the picture.
The show appeared at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 1975 following previous runs at the Old Vic Theatre and National Theatre. So this not only reunited the stars of Waiting For Godot, it also brings No Man’s Land to its original West End home.
So it is clear that there are plenty of reasons to be excited about No Man’s Land, but the biggest draw will certainly be the presence of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Both actors have enjoyed enormously respected and successful careers both on the stage and screen and in addition to appearing together in the mentioned Waiting For Godot, they also played Professor X and Magneto respectively in the X-Men series of films. Beyond those parts Stewart is also known for portraying Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its associated films, whilst McKellen is famous for playing Gandalf in the Hobbit trilogy and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
So their appearance at the Wyndham’s Theatre is cause for celebration and one that will ensure big crowds and plenty of attention for No Man’s Land as they attempt to repeat the success they achieved with the production on the other side of the Atlantic. There is little doubt they will pull it off.
No Man’s Land is at the Wyndham’s Theatre from Tuesday 20th September 2016 (previews from Thursday 8th September 2016).
Show & Venue InformationWyndhams Theatre
Charing Cross Road
Wednesday, 07 September 2016
Saturday, 17 December 2016
2 hours including interval