Clive Owen to Star in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana in the West End

London News   Clive Owen to Star in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana in the West End
Co-starring Anna Gunn and directed by James Macdonald, the revival begins previews July 6.
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Clive Owen, most recently seen on Broadway in M. Butterfly, has scheduled his first return to the West End in 18 years, as defrocked priest Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana.

Directed by James Macdonald (the current revival of True West), the Williams classic is set to feature Game of Thrones' Julian Glover as Nonno, Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn as Maxine (the role created on Broadway by Bette Davis and on film by Ava Gardner), and The Crown's Lia Williams as Hannah Jelkes.

Set at a dilapidated hotel in Mexico in the 1940s, the 1961 drama finds a handful of characters—a defrocked priest, the woman who runs the hotel, a sensitive artist traveling with her grandfather—meeting and changing one another as a tropical storm lashes the town.

With design by Rae Smith, the production will begin previews at the Noël Coward Theatre July 6 prior to a July 16 opening. Further casting will be announced at a later date.

The Night of the Iguana is produced by David Richenthal, Fiery Angel, Gavin Kalin and David M. Milch.

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