Friday, 8 April 2016

Owen Teale joins Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in No Man’s Land

Welsh actor Owen Teale will play ‘Briggs’ in Sean Mathias’ production of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land.

The show tours venues across the UK from 3rd August prior to a limited engagement at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 8th September. 

Tony Award-winning Teale joins the already confirmed Ian McKellen as ‘Spooner’ and Patrick Stewart as ‘Hirst’ in the play, with further casting still to be announced.

Known recently for playing Ser Alliser Thorne in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Owen Teale won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his portrayal of Torvald in A Doll’s House, for which he was also nominated for an Olivier Award. 

Other notable theatre credits include Dance of Death (also alongside McKellen and directed by Mathias), Ivanov at the National Theatre, Julius Caesar, King Lear and Henry IV for the RSC. Starring in HBO’s Conspiracy alongside Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth, Teale’s other screen credits include The Cherry Orchard opposite Charlotte Rampling and ITV’s Torchwood.

No Man’s Land will embark on a UK tour, opening in Sheffield from 3rd August, followed by dates in Newcastle, Brighton and Cardiff. The production will then head into London’s West End where it will play a limited 14 week engagement at the Wyndham’s Theatre opening on 20th September (previews from 8th September) and run until 17th December 2016.

Set and costume design is by Stephen Brimson Lewis with lighting by Peter Kaczorowski. No Man’s Land was first performed at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 1975 with Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, following its premiere at the National Theatre.

Directed by Mathias, this production of No Man’s Land premiered at the Cort Theatre in New York whilst in repertory alongside Waiting for Godot also starring McKellen and Stewart.

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