First Look Friday - The Night of the Iguana

First Look Friday - The Night of the Iguana

Posted On: Jun 21, 2019
By Spencer Rust
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    Opening soon, we tell you everything you need to know about Tennessee Williams’s last great play The Night of the Iguana at the West End's Noël Coward Theatre starring Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men), Lia Williams (Kiri, Mary Stuart), Anna Gunn (Deadwood, Breaking Bad) and Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) directed by James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf).

    Thrown together for one eventful night that pulses with conflicting passions and a surprising edge of humour, a group of tourists including Shannon, a disgraced priest (Clive Owen), and a troubled artist Hannah (Lia Williams) arrive at a remote coastal Mexican hotel run by the beautifully sensual Maxine (Anna Gunn).

    One night brings them together, and will leave them forever altered. What path will they choose?

    Ben Brantley (New York Times critic) on James’ recent production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (with Imelda Staunton):

    'Mr. Macdonald, an undersung British director of fierce emotional insight, has an equal appreciation for the form and feeling of this play [Who’ Afraid of Virginia Wolf], and how they infuse each other. Woolf is one play I thought I’d seen enough of. But Mr. Macdonald’s nigh-perfect interpretation harrowed and moved me as if I were encountering the show for the first time.'

    Ben Brantley (New York Times critic) on James’ recent production of True West on Broadway, starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano:

    'Mr. Macdonald has directed a ripping revival of Sam Shepard’s True West. He is a master at building suspense from seemingly banal elements. He imbues the most prosaic details with mounting tension worthy of Hitchcock.'

    At the Noël Coward Theatre, from 6 July to 28 September 2019, book your The Night of the Iguana tickets today!

    Photo credit - Brinkhoff Moegenburg.