Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will bring No Man’s Land to California’s Berkley Rep for a limited pre-Broadway run. Directed by Sean Mathias (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land will play the Roda Theatre August 3 through 31. McKellen and Stewart will perform No Man’s Land in rep with Samuel Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot this fall at an unnamed Broadway Theatre. No production dates have been set yet for the shows' Main Stem run.
No Man’s Land tells the story of two writers, Hirst (Stewart) and Spooner (McKellen)—but do they really know each other, or are they performing an elaborate charade? The ambiguity intensifies when two other men arrive. Does the quartet inhabit a place between reality and fantasy? No Man’s Land premiered in 1975 at the National Theatre in London, then debuted on Broadway in 1976.
McKellen earned a Tony Award for Amadeus and an additional nomination for Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare. His additional Broadway credits include Dance of Death, Wild Honey and The Promise. McKellen is perhaps best known for his roles as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films and Magneto in the X-Men franchise.
Stewart earned a Tony nomination for Macbeth. He also appeared on Broadway in A Life in the Theatre, The Caretaker, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and his solo adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Best known as Captain Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek, his additional film and TV credits include American Dad!, Family Guy, Jeffrey, L.A. Story, Hamlet and the X-Men movies, alongside McKellen.