No Man's Land, with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, Confirmed for West End Run | Playbill

News No Man's Land, with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, Confirmed for West End Run The U.K.'s Playful Productions, which in April 2015 will celebrate its fifth anniversary as an independent production company, has confirmed that its plans for the New Year will include a West End bow for Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen reprising the roles they played at Broadway's Cort Theatre earlier this year.

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Photo by Jason Bell

In 2015, Playful is also transferring its West End productions of The Audience and Wolf Hall: Parts 1 and 2 to Broadway's Schoenfeld and Winter Garden Theatres, respectively. The Audience is also set to return to the West End with Kristin Scott Thomas replacing Helen Mirren as the Queen.

Playful has already announced the West End bow of a new production of Mamet's American Buffalo starring Damian Lewis, and also has plans for the world premiere of a new play by David Hare and a star-led musical revival in collaboration with Chichester Festival Theatre, alongside five new play and musical commissions.

In a press statement, Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon, directors of Playful Productions, commented, "We feel very lucky celebrating Playful’s 5th birthday in Covent Garden with our extraordinary team. In the coming year we will be working with a dazzling array of talent including Kristin Scott Thomas, Damian Lewis, Peter Morgan, Hilary Mantel, Stephen Daldry, David Hare and Helen Mirren – a wonderful way to mark this milestone."

For further details on Playful Productions, visit the company website,

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