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Theatre's Favorite Duo Returns! Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Bring NO MAN'S LAND to London This Autumn

Theatre vets and best buds Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are bringing Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND, in which they recently starred on Broadway, to Wyndham's Theatre this autumn!

Performances will begin in London on September 8, 2016, following an August UK tour with stops in Sheffield, Brighton, Newcastle and Cardiff.

The duo, known for their roles in the X-MEN films, led NO MAN'S LAND in rep with Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT in 2013 at Broadway's Cort Theatre.

Speaking about the production to the Daily Mail, McKellen said, "It's such an English play. It's lovely to come back to it. I even find that I remember the lines -- which is a relief. It took me about nine months to learn No Man's Land before I started rehearsing. It's not easy. They don't just slip in like they used to."

Sean Mathias, who directed McKellen and Stewart on the Great White Way, will also helm NO MAN'S LAND in the West End. The production will feature set and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting by Peter Kaczorowski.

The official description of NO MAN'S LAND reads: "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 house 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."

McKellen, well known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit films, has also appeared on Broadway in Dance of Death, Ian McKellen: A Knight Out at the Lyceum, Wild Honey, Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare, Amadeus -- which won him a Tony in 1981 -- and The Promise. In the West End, McKellen has starred in A Scent of Flowers, Richard II, Edward II, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, The Seagull, The Tempest and many more productions. The actor will soon take on 'Cogsworth' in Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast and currently stars in the TV series Vicious. Next month, he is set to appear at the RSC in Stratford upon Avon to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

Tony nominee Stewart, known to many as Star Trek's 'Captain Jean-Luc Picard', has also graced the New York stage in A Life in the Theatre, Macbeth, The Caretaker, A Christmas Carol, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Tempest, A Christmas Carol and A Midsummer Night's Dream. After a start with the RSC, Stewart went on to appear in West End productions of Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Hamlet and more. He currently appears in the TV series Blunt Talk.

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