Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart reunite for UK tour of No Man’s Land
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are to reunite on stage in a national tour of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, which will culminate in a West End run.
The production – first staged on Broadway in 2014 – will tour to four theatres across the UK from August 3 to September 3, before a limited run at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End from September 8 to December 17.
This is the first time McKellen and Stewart have shared a stage in the UK since Sean Mathias’ 2009 production of Waiting for Godot.
Mathias returns to direct No Man’s Land, which will have design by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski.
Stewart said he saw the original 1975 staging of the play three times in one week, “and would have seen it more if I could have afforded the tickets”.
He continued: “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.”
McKellen added that starring in the play on Broadway with Stewart was a “a constant joy”, and said he was “delighted to be back with him in the West End”.
No Man’s Land is produced in the UK by Stuart Thompson, Flying Freehold Productions and Playful Productions.
The UK tour will visit the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield, Newcastle Theatre Royal, the New Theatre in Cardiff and Theatre Royal Brighton.
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