No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter
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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.

Originally staged at the Old Vic, London in 1975, Peter Hall’s iconic production of No Man’s Land starred John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.

Playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist, Harold Pinter was born on 10 October 1930 in East London. He wrote twenty-nine plays including The Caretaker, Old Times, Betrayal and The Homecoming.  In 2005, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.  He died on Christmas Eve 2008.

Please note that NO MAN’S LAND contains very strong language. Age recommendation 16+

Directed by Michael Cabot. Designed by Bek Palmer. Lighting by Andy Grange.


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“Remarkable theatre, impeccably presented” ★★★★★

“A consistently impressive touring company” ★★★★★

“Once again London Classic Theatre shines with quality” ★★★★★

“An exhilarating production” ★★★★★


About London Classic Theatre Ltd

London Classic Theatre is based in Purley, Surrey. The company is run by Artistic Director Michael Cabot and Producer Kathryn Cabot.

Originally founded in 1993, London Classic Theatre initially produced European Classics on the London Fringe, establishing an excellent reputation and quickly coming to the attention of the national press. In 2000, London Classic Theatre was launched as a touring company, our production of David Mamet’s Oleannaopening in the 130-seat studio at Harrow Arts Centre.

It has been a fascinating journey. Since that first appearance, we have performed to over 600,000 people at more than 250 theatres and arts centres around the UK and Ireland. The aim, expressed in our original mission statement, has always been to produce challenging, accessible drama for audiences in London and the regions. To offer our work to venues of all scales and sizes, from arts centres and studio spaces to Number One and repertory theatres. To build and maintain relationships with these venues, and most importantly, to produce theatre of the highest quality.

Recent productions include: Noël Coward’s Private Lives, Terry Johnson’s Hysteria, Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends, Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Peter Shaffer’s iconic Equus. We have also staged new translations of two 18th Century comedies, The Game of Love and Chanceand The Double Inconstancy by Marivaux, as well as two UK premières, Hugh Leonard’s Love in the Title and Joanna Murray-Smith’s Nightfall.

In Autumn 2016, London Classic Theatre worked in association with Kathryn Barker Productions to stage a national tour of Henry Naylor’s award-winning play, The Collector. It marked a new chapter in our producing output, with a welcome focus on new work and an opportunity to build relationships with several new venues, among them Leicester Curve, Nottingham Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.


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