Harold Pinter’s classic play, No Man’s Land at the New Vic.
A chance meeting between two elderly writers in a North London pub leads to an alcohol-fuelled night of reminiscences and verbal sparring as 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.
Originally staged at London’s Old Vic in 1975, Pinter’s play interweaves truth, language and memory to create a world of dark comedy and subtle power games. Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre, Michael Cabot, will direct this atmospheric new production, starring Nicholas Gasson (The Caretaker, London Classic Theatre; Merlin, BBC) as Spooner, Moray Treadwell (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest; Downton Abbey) as Hirst, Graham O’Mara (Romeo & Juliet, Storyhouse; Waterloo Road, BBC) as Briggs and Joel Macey (The Mousetrap, West End; Othello, English Touring Theatre) as Foster.
No Man’s Land is on stage at the New Vic Theatre from Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 October. For more information please see Baba’s What’s ON.