No Man's Land at Wyndham's Theatre tickets
No Man's Land at Wyndham's Theatre tickets

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Overview

Sean Mathias directed renowned actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in a UK revival of Harold Pinter’s absurdist play No Man’s Land. Having embarked on an extensive tour before landing at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre, No Man’s Land saw the prolific pair reunite for the first time since the critically acclaimed run of Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Originally premiering in 1975 at what is now the Old Vic Theatre, No Man’s Land is a dark and surreal examination of the consequences of intoxication. On a warm summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, unite at a Hampstead pub and drink late into the night. When the pair decide to move the party to Hirst’s stately home, they become increasingly inebriated and their stories become increasingly unbelievable. Soon, the lively conversation evolves into a revealing power game, made all the more sinister when two young men arrive at the house.

Broadway director Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot, Company) oversaw the cast in this revival, which starred McKellen as Spooner and Stewart as Hirst. McKellen is a multiple award-winning actor, receiving an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Gods and Monsters, as well as an Academy Award and BAFTA for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His extensive stage credits include countless roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, including King Lear, Richard III and Uncle Vanya. Stewart is best-known for his role as Professor Xavier in the X-Men franchise, as well as appearing in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also has numerous notable stage credits, including Anthony and Cleopatra, The Merchant of Venice and an acclaimed solo adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

No Man’s Land featured set and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. The highly anticipated production toured various UK venues before arriving at Wyndham’s Theatre in September 2016 where it ran until December 2016.

Recommended for

Those who enjoy surreal plays such as Waiting for Godot will enjoy this production. Fans of Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will love seeing them in their acting elements.

Age Recommendations: Not recommended for young children

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (including an interval)
Opened: 07 Sep 2016
Press night: 20 Sep 2016
Booking from: 16 Dec 2016
Booking until: 17 Dec 2016

Location and map

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DA

80 Reviews Add review

I saw Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian in Waiting for Godot a few years ago. On that occasion Sir Ian was the star for me. On this occa... More

jamesclossick 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Two knights of the realm on the stage! What more can I say? It was an absolute joy to watch Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Ste... More

joc78 5"4, 269 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Superb acting all round. Though it was a rare treat to watch these 2 masters on the stage together (McKellen and Stewart). No M... More

dickymail121 6'0, 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I loved the show. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were breathtaking and I felt very privileged to see them live on stage and espe... More

ChristineDaae 5'6'', 20 reviews, 1 helpful vote

What more could you ask for in a show. I did not see Patrick Stewart due to illness but Ian McKellan is a master actor and in gene... More

zh14 1.7m, 60 reviews, 22 helpful votes

It isn't the first time that I see a play by Harold Pinter played on a stage and I've come to the conclusion that he's definitely ... More

natlecoq 160cm, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It's hard to say I enjoyed this play as it is so ambiguous, and it's a battle to work out who is doing what and why. I got more f... More

marebert 5' 1", 47 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This Harold Pinter play is set around a wealthy alcoholic and elderly pot boy who meet and drink and exchange stories. Patrick Ste... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 52 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Whilst it was a delight to see four amazing actors (Sirs Ian Patrick, Damien Molony and Owen Teale) I found Pinter quite difficult... More

braintree 155cm, 52 reviews, 5 helpful votes