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Thursday, 8 September 2016
Saturday, 17 December 2016
Are you ready for one of Harold Pinter's best-loved and most entertaining plays? A darkly intelligent comic tour de force with rapid, flowing wordplay? If so, walk this way. Two of Britain's most respected actors, Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan, play the starring roles of Spooner and Hirst in Harold Pinter's brilliant No Man's Land, a new production that has awed audiences at Broadway's Cort theatre and inspired a four star review from the New York Times. It's due in the West End early September 2016, and it's the play's first theatreland airing since 2008. Let the fun begin!
When two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub for a bender, the tall tales they tell each other get ever-taller. Already as drunk as skunks at the end of the night, they go back to Hirst's posh house to carry on the party. The conversation is a delight, fast-paced and complex, and as they get drunker you start to lose your grip on things. What is really going on? Have the men actually met before? Is it a hoax? When two young men turn up to join the party, things get even odder. In 1975, the original production shot the play into theatreland history. Prepare for a masterpiece. You'll love it.