Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart Reunite in Pinter’s No Man’s Land

Published On March 18, 2016 | By We Love Brighton | Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

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Mon 22 – Sat 27 Aug
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Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart once again take the stage in Harold Pinter’s masterpiece, NO MAN’S LAND, which will visit Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 22 – Sat 27 August as part of a UK tour. Tickets go on sale on Monday 14 March.

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

mobilePatrick Stewart (Hirst) says: “I saw the original production of NO MAN’S LAND three times in one week at Wyndham’s Theatre and would have seen it more if I could have afforded the tickets. I made a promise to myself that one day I would play Spooner or Hirst but to be doing it back at Wyndham’s with Ian McKellen was a fantasy I never entertained.

Ian McKellen (Spooner) says: “Playing Spooner to Patrick’s Hirst on Broadway was a constant joy, which is why I am delighted to be back with him in the West End.

Multi award-winning Ian McKellen has had a 55 year long career on stage and on screen. For the Royal Shakespeare Company he has played Romeo, Macbeth and King Lear. He gained his first Oscar nomination for Gods and Monsters and his second for Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is Magneto to Stewart’s Xavier in the X-Men movies and most recently took on the role of Sherlock Holmes in Mr Holmes.

Multi award winning Patrick Stewart has numerous notable stage credits to his name including Anthony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, The Master Builder and his acclaimed solo adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Known world-wide as Captain Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor X in the X-Men franchise, his additional film and TV credits include the Ricky Gervais’ Extras and the new US comedy series Blunt Talk.

British film and theatre director, writer and actor, Sean Mathias has been a long-time collaborator with McKellen having directed him in numerous theatre roles including  Alan Bennett’s Talking HeadsWaiting for Godot (alongside Stewart) and Bent which he later directed on film, winning the ‘Prix de la Jeunesse’ award at the Cannes Film Festival.

This production of NO MAN’S LAND is produced by Stuart Thompson, Flying Freehold Productions and Playful Productions.

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