London Classic Theatre today announce their UK tour of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, with the company’s Artistic Director Michael Cabot directing Nicholas Gasson, Joel Macey, Graham O’Mara and Moray Treadwell.
The new production opens at Oldham Coliseum on 5 September and visits 22 venues in total before the tour concludes at Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on 2 November.
A chance meeting between two elderly writers in a North London pub leads to an alcohol-fuelled night of reminiscences and verbal sparring.
Hirst, a wealthy recluse, invites Spooner, a down-at-heel poet, to his Hampstead townhouse for a nightcap. As the shadows lengthen and the whisky flows, their stories become more elaborate and improbable, until the arrival of two younger men forces events to take an unexpected turn.
In his most beguiling and atmospheric play, Pinter interweaves truth, language and memory to create a world of dark comedy and subtle power games.
Artistic Director Michael Cabot said today “I’m absolutely thrilled to be working on No Man’s Land. It’s my sixth time directing a Pinter play so it goes without saying I’m a huge admirer of his work. The terrific success of Jamie Lloyd’s recent Pinter at the Pinter season has reinforced how his writing still has the power to intrigue and resonate with audiences today and we’re very excited about carrying the torch around the UK this autumn. No Man’s Land is a wonderfully complex, layered play but also full of comic nuance. I’m delighted that Bek Palmer and Andy Grange, the team who worked on our productions of The Birthday Party and Betrayal, are joining LCT again for this new chapter.”