FEATURED: ‘The Night of the Iguana’, Noël Coward Theatre

The Night of the Iguana‘, Noël Coward Theatre

“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”.

  Clive Owen will return to the West End stage for the first time in 18 years in a new production of Tennessee Williams’ ‘The Night of the Iguana’.

  ‘The Night of the Iguana’ is a stage play written by Williams, based on his short story of 1948. The finalised full length, three-act version of the play premiered on Broadway in 1961, and has since been adapted twice for the screen – including the Academy Award-winning 1964 film, which was directed by John Huston, and starred Richard Burton as Rev. Shannon, Ava Gardner as Maxine and Deborah Kerr as Hannah.

  Owen (Chancer, Close My Eyes, Closer), who takes on the role of the defrocked Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, will be joined by Game of Thrones’ Julian Glover (Nonno), Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn (Maxine), and The Crown’s Lia Williams (Hannah Jelkes). Futher casting is yet to be announced.

  Directed by James Macdonald, the production will feature design by Rae Smith, sound by Max Pappenheim, lighting by Neil Austin, and casting by Amy Ball.

  ‘The Night of the Iguana’ is produced by David Richenthal, Fiery Angel, Gavin Kalin and David M. Milch, and will run for twelve weeks at the Noël Coward Theatre, beginning on 6th July, with an official opening night on 16th July.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 5th February 2019.

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