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Clive Owen returns to the West End in The Night Of The Iguana

The Night of the Iguana

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CLIVE Owen is returning to the West End for the first time in 18 years to play the Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in Tennessee Williams’ The Night Of The Iguana.

A new production directed by James Macdonald, it runs at the Noël Coward Theatre for a strictly limited season – from Saturday, July 6 to Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Golden Globe-winner Owen (Closer, Children of Men) will be joined by Lia Williams (The Crown, Mary Stuart) as Hannah Jelkes, Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) as Maxine Faulk and Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) as Nonno.

In the strange limbo of 1940, on a dilapidated hotel verandah perched high in a rainforest above the west coast of Mexico, a group of lost souls collide – a defrocked priest turned tourist guide, the grieving widow who runs the hotel, a family of jubilant Nazis… and an itinerant portrait artist with her 97 year old poet grandfather.

The result is an epic battle between flesh and spirit, captivity and freedom, art and faith – heightened by the arrival of a tropical rain-storm.

Produced by David Richenthal, Fiery Angel, Gavin Kalin and David M. Milch, The Night Of The Iguana will be directed by James Macdonald, (whose West End credits include the acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, The Father and The Changing Room) and will be designed by Tony, Olivier and OBIE-award-winning Rae Smith, with lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Max Pappenheim and casting by Amy Ball.

Further casting will be announced in due course.

Tickets: From £10 – on sale Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Times: Mondays to Saturdays at 7:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:30pm.

NB: No Wednesday matinees until Wednesday, July 24, Thursday matinee on Thursday, July 18 only.

Also at the Noël Coward Theatre: the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James (February 2 to May 11, 2019).