The Irish Film Institute presents a National Theatre Live screening of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart on Thursday, December 15th at 7 p.m followed by an exclusive Q&A with director Sean Mathias and the cast.
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to the IFI from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.
One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately home nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic.
Director Sean Mathias and the cast will participate in an exclusive satellite Q&A following the screening.
Tickets for NT Live: No Man’s Land are now on sale from the IFI Box Office on (01) 6795744 and here.
For further information, interview availability, and high-res images, please contact Michelle McDonagh (email@example.com) at the IFI Press Office – (01) 6795744.
IFI is principally funded by the Arts Council.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Sean Mathias is a British theatre director, film director and writer. He has worked at the Royal National Theatre, the West End, the Kennedy Centre, The Mark Taper Forum, Off-Broadway and many times on Broadway, as well as Paris, Sydney, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Los Angeles.Sean has written a number of plays including the award winning A Prayer for Wings, and the screenplay for the award winning BBC film The Lost Language of Cranes. Sean is currently directing a stage version of The Exorcist at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
ABOUT THE IFI
The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema. It preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film.
ABOUT NT LIVE
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally. The company launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren and have since broadcast more than forty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the UK.
AN CAILÍN CIÚIN
13.00, 18.30, 20.40
THE FIVE DEVILS
15.40, 18.15 (OC)
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council