Clive Owen returns to the West End for the first time in 18 years to play the Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, in a new production directed by James Macdonald.
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.
The Night Of The Iguana will be directed by James Macdonald, (whose West End credits include the acclaimed recent 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.
It will begin performances at the Noël Coward Theatre on Saturday 6 July (Press Night: Tuesday 16th July at 7:00pm) and play a strictly limited 12-week season. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, 5th February.
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.
Further casting to be announced.
The Night Of The Iguana is produced by David Richenthal, Fiery Angel, Gavin Kalin and David M. Milch.
THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by James Macdonald
Set & Costume Design by Rae Smith
Lighting Design by Neil Austin
Sound Design by Max Pappenheim
Casting by Amy Ball
NOËL COWARD THEATRE
85-88 St Martin’s Lane, London. WC2N 4AP
Saturday 6 July – Saturday 28 September 2019
Press Night: Tuesday 16 July at 7:00pm