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Owen Teale to join Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in No Man’s Land

  • Tony Award-winning Owen Teale to play ‘Briggs’ in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land joining Ian McKellen as ‘Spooner’ and Patrick Stewart as ‘Hirst’.
  • UK tour to include the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield from 3 August, Theatre Royal, Newcastle from 15th August, Theatre Royal, Brighton from 22nd August and New Theatre, Cardiff from 29th August 2016.
  • Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End from 8th September to 17th December with opening night for press on 20th September 2016.
Owen Teale
Owen Teale

Welsh actor Owen Teale will play ‘Briggs’ in Sean Mathias’ production of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, touring venues across the UK from 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 8 September. Tony Award-winning Teale joins the already confirmed Ian McKellen as ‘Spooner’ and Patrick Stewart as ‘Hirst’ in the play, with further casting still to be announced.

Known recently for playing Ser Alliser Thorne in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Owen Teale won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his portrayal of Torvald in A Doll’s House, for which he was also nominated for an Olivier Award. Other notable theatre credits include Dance of Death (also alongside Ian McKellen and directed by Sean Mathias), Ivanov at the National Theatre, Julius Caesar, King Lear and Henry IV for the RSC. Starring in HBO’s Conspiracy alongside Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth, Teale’s other screen credits include The Cherry Orchard opposite Charlotte Rampling and ITV’s Torchwood.

No Man’s Land will embark on a UK tour, opening in Sheffield from 3 August, followed by dates in Newcastle, Brighton and Cardiff. The production will then head into London’s West End where it will play a limited 14 week engagement at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 8 September with opening night for press on 20 September. No Man’s Land was first performed at the iconic Wyndham’s Theatre in 1975 with Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, following its premiere at the National Theatre.

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. Photo credit Luke Fontana

Directed by Sean Mathias, this production of No Man’s Land received highly acclaimed reviews at the Cort Theatre in New York whilst in repertory alongside Waiting for Godot, also starring stage and screen friends, McKellen and Stewart and directed by Mathias. The production of Waiting for Godot had transferred from London where it celebrated a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, the last time McKellen and Stewart shared a West End stage.

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 nearby. 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. 

No Man’s Land will have set and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski.

This production of No Man’s Land is produced by Stuart Thompson, Flying Freehold Productions and Playful Productions.

LISTINGS
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LISTINGS
Wyndham’s Theatre, London
First performance 8th September 2016
Last performance Saturday 17th December 2016
Opening Night for Press on Tuesday 20th September 2016

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
First performance Wednesday 3 August 2016
Last performance Saturday 13 August 2016

Performances
Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm
Thursday at 2pm and Saturday at 3pm
(No matinee on Thursday 4 August 2016)
For full details either visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
or call: 0114 249 6000

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
First performance Monday 15 August 2016
Last performance Saturday 20 August 2016
Performances
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday at 2pm and Saturday at 2.30pm
For full details either visit www.theatreroyal.co.uk
or call: 0844 811 2121

Theatre Royal, Brighton
First performance Monday 22 August 2016
Last performance Saturday 27 August 2016
Performances
Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm
For full details either visit www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/theatre-royal-brighton/
or call: 0844 871 7650

New Theatre, Cardiff
First performance Monday 29 August 2016
Last performance Saturday 3 September 2016
Performances
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm
For full details either visit www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
or call: 02920 878889

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