No Man's Land (Premiere: Wyndham's)
No Man's Land (Premiere: Wyndham's)

No Man's Land (Premiere: Wyndham's) (1975-1977)


No Man's Land (Premiere: Wyndham's)

No Man's Land (1974)

Date from

23 April 1975

Previews: 16, 17, 18, 19, 21 and 22/4/75.

Date to

1977

No of Performances Unknown
Premiere Yes
Touring Yes
Language English

Venues

Old Vic (Est. 1818)

23-Apr-1975 to 28-Jun-1975

Home of the Royal National Theatre at the time. 40 performances.

Wyndham's Theatre (Est. 1899)

15-Jul-1975 to 24-Jan-1976

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

23-Apr-1976 to 17-May-1976

Transferred to the Lyttleton to open the new National Theatre on the South Bank. 12 performances.

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

01-Feb-1977

Returned to the venue after North American tour.

Linked Productions

No linked Production have been added to this production record yet.

Linked People

Peter Hall (1930 - 2017)

Creative | Director


John Bury (1925 - 2000)

Creative | Set Designer


John Bury (1925 - 2000)

Creative | Lighting Designer


Timian Alsaker

Creative | Assistant Designer


Kate Salberg

Technical | Assistant Stage Manager


John Caulfield

Technical | Deputy Stage Manager


Jennifer Smith

Technical | Deputy Stage Manager


Anthony Crickmay (1937)

Creative | Production Photographer


Martin McCallum (1950)

Technical | Production Manager


Sebastian Graham-Jones (1947 - 2004)

Technical | Staff Director


Jackie Harvey

Technical | Stage Manager


Linked Organisations

Royal National Theatre (Producing & Receiving House | Est. 1963)

South Bank, London SE1 9PX, England

Producer.

Characters

Hirst (Age: sixties, Male)

Performer: Ralph Richardson (1902 - 1983)

Spooner (Age: sixties, Male)

Performer: John Gielgud (1904 - 2000)

Foster (Age: thirties, Male)

Performer: Michael Feast (1946)

Briggs (Age: thirties, Male)

Performer: Terence Rigby (1937 - 2008)

Foster (Age: thirties, Male)

Understudy: Michael Miller

Briggs (Age: thirties, Male)

Understudy: Ronald Southart

Spooner (Age: sixties, Male)

Standby.

Understudy: Ron Randell (1918 - 2005)

Foster (Age: thirties, Male)

Kitchen replaced Michael Feast for the North American tour.

Performer: Michael Kitchen (1948)

Linked Awards

Evening Standard Award

1975

John Gielgud awarded ‘Best Actor’ for portrayal of Spooner.

Resources

Programme front (Wyndham's) (Image)

Type: Theatre programme

Programme front (NT) (Image)

Type: Theatre programme

Robert Cushman, ‘Mr Pinter’s spoonerisms’, The Observer, 27 April 1975 (URL)

Type: Review

External Link: https://www.proquest.com/docview/476309826/49A8D12D196F4A55PQ/1?accountid=14664

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Benedict Nightingale, ‘ Even Pinter Is Being Pinteresque’, New York Times, 11 May 1975 (URL)

Type: Review

External Link: https://www.proquest.com/docview/120325113/49A8D12D196F4A55PQ/3?accountid=14664

Subscription required

Michael Billington, ‘No Man’s Land at the Old Vic’, The Guardian, 24 April 1975 (URL)

Type: Review

External Link: https://www.proquest.com/docview/185862568/49A8D12D196F4A55PQ/11?accountid=14664

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Sources

Harold Pinter Appointments Diary, 1975

The British Library Modern Manuscripts, The Harold Pinter Archive, Add MS 888880/12/008, no ff

Library archive

Information about performance times and transfers taken from entry for April.

Daniel Rosenthal's The National Theatre Story

Daniel Rosenthal, The National Theatre Story (London: Oberaon, 2013)

Academic book

Information about performance times, venue transfers and number of performances taken from Rosenthal's entries for the production in 1975 and 1976. Note: book not paginated.

National Theatre Archive

http://catalogue.nationaltheatre.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Performance&id=PERF6391

Theatre archive