No Man’s Land is often considered Harold Pinter’s most beguiling and atmospheric play. This September London Classic Theatre will bring the dark comedy to Oldham Coliseum for the first leg of its 2019 national tour.
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.
Often considered Harold Pinter’s most beguiling and atmospheric play.
In No Man’s Land Pinter interweaves truth, language and memory to create a world of dark comedy and subtle power games.
Playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist, Harold Pinter was born on 10 October 1930 in East London. Considered one of the most influential modern British dramatists, with a writing career that spanned over 50 years and a Nobel Prize for literature under his belt, he wrote twenty-nine plays including The Caretaker, Old Times, Betrayal and The Homecoming.
No Man’s Land is recommended for ages 16 and up and contains very strong language.