No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter

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.

Approx running time: 2 hours (including 20 minute interval)

Production Photographs

Images courtesy Sheila Burnett



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