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Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!

It is announced today that Damien Molony, best known for his roles in BBC's Being Human and Ripper Street, will play the role of 'Foster' in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, completing casting for the play. Molony joins the previously announced Ian McKellen as 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart as 'Hirst' and Owen Teale as 'Briggs' in Sean Mathias' production, which will tour venues across the UK from 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September.

Most recently seen as Anthony in Channel 4's Crashing, Damien Molony's other television roles include Hal in BBC's Being Human, DC Albert Flight in BBC's Ripper Street, DS Jack Weston in Channel 5's Suspects and Robert Putnam in HBO's The Devil You Know. Notable theatre credits include The Hard Problem and Travelling Light for the National Theatre, If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep for the Royal Court Theatre, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore for West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Body of an American for The Gate and Royal & Derngate. Film credits include Tiger Raid and Kill Your Friends.

No Man's Land will embark on a UK tour, opening in Sheffield from 3 August, followed by dates in Newcastle, Brighton and Cardiff. The production will then head into London's West End where it will play a limited 14 week engagement at the Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September with opening night for press on 20 September. No Man's Land was first performed at the iconic Wyndham's Theatre in 1975 with Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, following its premiere at the National Theatre.

Directed by Sean Mathias, this production of No Man's Land received highly acclaimed reviews at the Cort Theatre in New York whilst in repertory alongside Waiting for Godot, also starring stage and screen friends, McKellen and Stewart and directed by Mathias. The production of Waiting for Godot had transferred from London where it celebrated a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, the last time McKellen and Stewart shared a West End stage.

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.

Sean Mathias says "Directing No Man's Land in America proved to be one of the greatest joys in my career. Always challenging but bringing immense rewards too. Like a prospector mining for diamond nuggets. I look forward to working on this new production with Ian, Patrick, Owen and Damian and discovering all kinds of unexpected jewels together."

No Man's Land will have set and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski.

This production of No Man's Land is produced by Stuart Thompson, Flying Freehold Productions and Playful Productions.

Website: www.NoMansLandThePlay.com

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Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

First performance Wednesday 3 August 2016
Last performance Saturday 13 August 2016

Performances
Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm
Thursday at 2pm and Saturday at 3pm
(No matinee on Thursday 4 August 2016)

Prices
From £19

For full details either visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or call: 0114 249 6000

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

First performance Monday 15 August 2016
Last performance Saturday 20 August 2016

Performances
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday at 2pm and Saturday at 2.30pm

Prices
From £16

For full details either visit www.theatreroyal.co.uk or call: 0844 811 2121

Theatre Royal, Brighton

First performance Monday 22 August 2016
Last performance Saturday 27 August 2016

Performances
Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm

Prices
From £25

For full details either visit www.atgtickets.com/brighton or call: 0844 871 7650

New Theatre, Cardiff

First performance Monday 29 August 2016
Last performance Saturday 3 September 2016

Performances
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm

Prices
From £11

For full details either visit www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk or call: 02920 878889

Wyndham's Theatre, London

First performance 8 September
Last performance Saturday 17 December
Opening Night for Press on Tuesday 20 September

Performances
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm
(Wednesday matinee performances at Wyndham's Theatre begin from 28 September)

Prices
From £10 (No booking fee on all tickets at the Wyndham's Theatre)

For full details either visit www.NoMansLandThePlay.com or call: 0844 482 5120

Multi award-winning Ian McKellen has had a 55 year long career on stage and on screen. For the Royal Shakespeare Company he has played Romeo, Macbeth, Iago and King Lear and at the National Theatre, in productions of Coriolanus, Richard III, Uncle Vanya and The Seagull. He gained his first Oscar nomination for Gods and Monsters and his second for Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is Magneto to Patrick Stewart's Xavier in the X-Men movies, Richard IIIand most recently Mr Holmes.

Multi award-winning Patrick Stewart has numerous notable stage credits to his name including Anthony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, The Master Builder and his acclaimed solo adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Known world-wide as Captain Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor X in the X-Men franchise, his additional film and TV credits include the 2009 TV movie adaptation of Hamlet alongside David Tennant, Ahab in Moby Dick, Ricky Gervais' Extras, the new US comedy series, soon to be seen on UK TV, Blunt Talk, the soon to be released thriller Green Room as well as Wilde Wedding with Glenn Close and John Malkovich.

British film and theatre director, writer and actor, Sean Mathias has been a long-time collaborator with McKellen having directed him in numerous theatre roles including Uncle Vanya, Alan Bennett's Talking Heads, August Strindberg'sThe Dance of Death, Waiting for Godot (alongside Stewart) and Bent which he later directed on film, winning the 'Prix de la Jeunesse' award at the Cannes Film Festival. Other notable West End and Broadway theatre credits includeDesign for Living, Anthony and Cleopatra, The Elephant Man, Breakfast at Tiffany's, A Little Night Music, Company and Les Parents Terribles which went on to be nominated for nine Tony Awards on Broadway under the titleIndiscretions.

Known recently for playing Ser Alliser Thorne in HBO's Game of Thrones, Owen Teale won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his portrayal of Torvald in A Doll's House, for which he was also nominated for an Olivier Award. Other notable theatre credits include Dance of Death (also alongside Ian McKellen and directed by Sean Mathias), Ivanov at the National Theatre, Julius Caesar, King Lear and Henry IV for the RSC. Starring in HBO'sConspiracy alongside Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth, Teale's other screen credits include The Cherry Orchard opposite Charlotte Rampling and ITV's Torchwood.


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