Cinema Nouveau screens National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Harold Pinter’s classic play No Man’s Land


From left: Damien Molony, Patrick Stewart, Owen Teale and Ian McKellen in ‘No Man’s Land’. Photo: Johan Persson

The first broadcast of 2017 from National Theatre Live to be screened at Cinema Nouveau is Harold Pinter’s classic play No Man’s Land, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart and directed by Sean Mathias.

The West End run follows a massively successful staging of the play on Broadway in New York.

Filmed live at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre for broadcast to cinemas globally, it releases at Cinema Nouveau theatres on Saturday, January 21 for four screenings only.

Pinter’s play focuses on two ageing writers, Hirst (Stewart) and Spooner (McKellen), who 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 become more and more 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, this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic is not to be missed.

The cinema broadcast includes an exclusive Q&A session with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

Watch the NT Live trailer of No Man’s Land here: 

No Man’s Land can be seen on January 21, 25 and 26 at 7.30 pm and January 22 at 2.30 pm at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.  The running time is approximately two hours 20 minutess, including a 20 minute interval plus the post-performance Q&A.

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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in ‘No Man’s Land’. Photo: Johan Persson


Launched in 2009, National Theatre Live (NT Live) enables audiences to experience the best of British theatre throughout the year, as the National brings cameras into the auditorium to record and broadcast performances from stage to screen. NT Live broadcasts have been seen by an audience of more than 6 million people at over 2 500 venues in 60 countries.

The next productions from NT Live to be screened at Cinema Nouveau are:

  • Amadeus (from March 4): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy, he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God. Lucian Msamati (Game of Thrones, NT Live’s The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast from the National Theatre and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
  • Saint Joan (from March 18): The Donmar Warehouse production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan is directed by Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke and stars Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc. Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. George Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.
  • Hedda Gabler (from April 1): Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) returns to NT Live cinema screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, with Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) in the title role of a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer). Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Also heading to Cinema Nouveau this year will be Twelfth Night starring Tamsin Greig and directed by Simon Godwin; Salomé directed by South African-born award-winning director Yaёl Farber; and Marianne Elliott’s production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America – Part I & II, with Andrew Garfield, Susan Brown, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Denise Gough and Russell Tovey.

Broadcast dates for these titles to be confirmed.



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