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Damien Molony in No Man’s Land at the Wyndham’s Theatre

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016  

In March it was revealed that the hit Broadway production of No Man’s Land would be headed to the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End, giving audiences in the capital the chance to see Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart reprise their roles as Hirst and Spooner in Harold Pinter’s classic play under the direction of Sean Mathias.

Since then we have also heard that Owen Teale will be joining the cast, whilst the latest press release from the production brings news like Damien Molony will also be appearing in the show when it runs in the West End and on tour.

No Man’s Land is a play that focuses on the mentioned Hirst and Spooner, two writers who have embarked upon a drinking bender. Eventually they wind up at Hirst’s home and it is here that matters take a very different turn. It’s not just drunkenness that is on the agenda; there’s one-upmanship and the small matter of the unwelcome new arrivals that have made an appearance.

The production was originally seen in London in the 1970s and its arrival at the Wyndham’s sees the show return home as it gained its West End debut here in 1975.

Damien Molony is best known for television work that includes Being Human and Ripper Street, though he has also appeared on the stage in the likes of If You Don’t Let Us Dream We Won’t Let You Sleep at the Royal Court Theatre and The Body Of An American at the Gate Theatre. He has also brought work to the National Theatre.

And his arrival in No Man’s Land means that the casting is now complete, with director Sean Mathias commenting: “Directing No Man’s Land in America proved to be one of the greatest joys in my career. Always challenging but bringing immense rewards too. Like a prospector mining for diamond nuggets.

“I look forward to working on this new production with Ian, Patrick, Owen and Damian and discovering all kinds of unexpected jewels together.”

Following a tour that takes it around the UK, No Man’s Land can be witnessed at the Wyndham’s Theatre from September 2016.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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