Being Human star Damien Molony has been announced as the final cast member joining Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Sean Mathias’ much anticipated West End production of No Man’s Land.
The theatrical legends will also be joined by the previously announced Owen Teale as the pair reprise their roles of Spooner and Hirst in Harold Pinter’s seminal play at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 8 September following a UK tour.
Molony follows theatre credits in the National Theatre’s The Hard Problem and Travelling Light to play Foster in the classic story of two aging writers and one night of drinking. 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.
While Molony’s latest role sees him taking on the no doubt daunting task of acting alongside two of the world’s best loved actors, in recent years he too has become a well-known face on screen with a string of high profile screen appearances in popular shows including BBC’s Ripper Street, HBO’s The Devil You Know and, most recently, Channel 4 comedy Crashing.
Commenting on his now complete cast, Mathias said: “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.”
The production will play a limited 14 week run at the Wyndham’s Theatre, a fitting West End home for Pinter’s classic following its West End debut there in 1975 starring Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud.