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    A play packed with tension & conflict
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Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart starred in the highly anticipated transfer of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, arrived at Wyndham’s Theatre following an extensive UK tour. Following two ageing writers, Spooner and Hirst, No Man’s Land is a darkly absurd play which examines the sinister effects of unbelievable stories.

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.

Sorry this show closed 17 December 2016, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
16 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
Running time:
2 hours including an interval.
Wyndham's Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:
Not recommended for young children
Audience Notes:
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.

Latest Audience Reviews

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

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tapwhizz 17 May 2018

I loved the show. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were breathtaking and I felt very privileged t... More

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ChristineDaae 10 Aug 2017

It was like watching 2 gods throw shade at one another! Incredible!

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callumheinrich 24 Jan 2018

What more could you ask for in a show. I did not see Patrick Stewart due to illness but Ian McKel... More

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zh14 31 Dec 2016

I really enjoyed the performances at this show, however, the story did leave me a little confused... More

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fifilou Top 200 reviewer 08 Apr 2017

Show OK, typical Pinter and rather inaccessible. Can't complain at seeing Sir Ian and Sir Patrick... More

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simondowling Top 200 reviewer 25 Jun 2017
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