What is the Story of No Man’s Land?
Set in a stately house in Hampstead (presumably—in No Man’s Land, we’re never exactly sure what is what), upper-class writer Hirst invites his old college friend (or is he?) Spooner home for a drink. When Foster and Briggs—presumably Hirst’s bodyguards—appear, they insult Spooner and try to keep Hirst away from him. As Hirst becomes increasingly inebriated, he recognizes Spooner as an old classmate from Oxbridge, but as the duo swaps unbelievable stories, Hirst begins to expect Spooner is an imposter. In Pinter’s 1974 existential drama, Hirst and Spooner continue to drink and parry, falling deeper and deeper into the void they call No Man’s Land.