Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) stars alongside Lia Williams (Kiri, Mary Stuart) and Anna Gunn (Deadwood, Breaking Bad) in Tennessee Williams’ last great play THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA directed by James Macdonald.

In the strange limbo of 1940, on a dilapidated hotel verandah perched high in a rainforest above the west coast of Mexico, a group of lost souls collide  —   a defrocked priest turned tourist guide, the grieving widow who runs the hotel, a family of jubilant Nazis and an itinerant portrait artist with her 97 year old poet grandfather. The result is an epic battle between flesh and spirit, captivity and freedom, art and faith, heightened by a tropical rain-storm. 

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2 hours and 30 minutes, inc. 1 interval
Recommended for ages 10+

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  • Clive Owen

    Clive Owen

    Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon

    Clive Owen

    Clive Owen

    Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon

    Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen is celebrated by audiences in the U.K., the United States and around the world. His diverse choice of film credits proves him to be one of the most versatile actors of our day. With his captivating performance in the title role of Mike Hodges’ sleeper hit Croupier, critics have compared him to the likes of Bogart, Mitchum, and Connery! In 2005 that he proved himself a screen star by winning a Golden Globe and picking up an Academy Award nomination for his role as Larry in Mike Nichols’ Closer. The film also starred Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Natalie Portman.

    Clive, a British actor, first came onto the scene in several British and American telefilms. In 1991 he starred in his first big hit, the UK television series Chancer. Other UK telefilm credits included the BBC’s Second Sight, which aired on PBS’s MYSTERY!

    Clive made his film debut in Beeban Kidron’s Vroom in 1988, in which he restores a classic-American car to take off on the road with costar David Thewlis. Then, in 1991, he went on to play a brother who acts upon his incestuous feelings in Stephen Poliakoff’s Close My Eyes.  Later, he continued to play complex characters as he stars as a reckless homosexual in corrupt pre-war Germany who finds unconditional love while in a Nazi war camp in Sean Mathias’ Bent.  In 2001 and 2002 respectively, he went on to star in Joel Hershman’s of beat British comedy, Greenfingers, Mike Hodges’ Croupier and Robert Altman’s star studded Gosford Park.

    Clive’s next films only added to his already brilliant and varied choice of film credits. He starred with Angelina Jolie in the romantic war drama Beyond Borders; the Mike Hodges thriller I’ll Sleep When I Am Dead; action war drama King Arthur; Sin City, which co-starred Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba; Derailed opposite Jennifer Aniston; Spike Lee’s thriller Inside Man opposite Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster; Alfonso Cuaron’s critically acclaimed action-packed film Children of Men opposite Julianne Moore and Michael Caine; Michael Davis’s Shoot Em Up and Elizabeth: The Golden Age with Cate Blanchett, where he portrayed Sir Walter Raleigh.  Other film credits include Tony Gilroy’s Duplicity opposite Julia Roberts, The International with Naomi Watts, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s The Intruders, Scott Hicks’ Boys are Back, Trust with Catherine Keener and Viola Davis, directed by David Schwimmer, The Killer Elite with Robert De Niro and Jason Statham,  James Marsh’ critically acclaimed Shadow Dancer with Andrea Riseborough, Guillame Canet’s Blood Ties with Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Billy Crudup, and Fred Schepisi’s Words & Pictures with Juliette Binoche. He will next be seen Anon with Amanda Seyfried and recently finished production on Ang Lee’s Gemini Man with Will Smith and The Informer.

    In television, Clive was most recently seen starring in Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick for Cinemax, which he also executive produced. His portrayal of Dr. Thatchery earned him a 2015 Golden Globe Best Actor nomination. In 2011, Clive made his American TV debut in HBO’s Emmy nominated film Hemingway and Gellhorn, starring opposite Nicole Kidman and directed by Phil Kaufman. His performance earned him Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe nominations. 

    Clive is also an acclaimed stage actor with roles included his portrayal of Romeo at the Young Vic, starring in Sean Mathias’ staging of Noel Coward’s Design for Living, and playing the lead role in Patrick Marber’s original production of Closer at the Royal National Theater in 1997. In the fall of 2001, he starred in London in Lawrence Boswell’s staging of Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. In fall 2015, Clive made his Broadway debut in the American Airlines Theater revival of Old Times. He later returned to Broadway in the 2017 production of M. Butterfly

    Clive starred as “the driver” in the series of BMW internet short features entitled “The Hire,” each directed by John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

  • Anna Gunn

    Anna Gunn

    Maxine Faulk

    Anna Gunn

    Anna Gunn

    Maxine Faulk

    Two-time Emmy, two-time Peabody and Screen Actor’s Guild Award-winner Anna Gunn has portrayed a vast array of complex and powerful characters throughout her career, both on stage and on screen.

    Anna is best known for her role as Skyler White in the AMC drama series Breaking Bad.  For playing that role, she twice  won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, in 2013 and 2014.

    Her other film credits include You Can Choose Your Family, Sully, Equity, Sassy Pants, Little Red Wagon, Red State, Treading Water, Nobody’s Baby, Enemy of the State, Santa Fe and Without Evidence.

    She has played a recurring role as Assistant District Attorney Jean Ward on the ABC series The Practice and was a regular as Martha Bullock on HBO’s Deadwood. Anna’s further TV credits include Shades of Blue, Criminal Minds, Gracepoint, The Mindy Project, Secrets of Eden, Lie to Me and Law & Order.

    In 2014, Anna starred Off-Broadway in David Schwimmer’s producer of Sex With Strangers alongside Billy Magnussen. Other theatre credits include Time Stands Still (Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles), Sir Peter Hall’s production of Measure for Measure (Ahmanson Theatre), The Rehearsal (Roundabout Theatre), Hysteria (Mark Taper Forum) and The Beggar’s Opera (Court Theatre).

  • Lia Williams

    Lia Williams

    Hannah Jelkes

    Lia Williams

    Lia Williams

    Hannah Jelkes

    Theatre includes: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Lover, The Collection (Donmar Warehouse); Mary Stuart (Almeida/Duke of York’s); Oresteia – Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress (Almeida/Trafalgar Studios); Old Times (Harold Pinter); Arcadia (Ethel Barrymore, NY); Skylight (NT/Royale, NY); Earthquakes in London, Hot House, Mappa Mundi (NT); The Lady from the Sea (Arcola); Absurd Person Singular (Garrick); Oleanna (Royal Court/Duke of York’s); My Child, King Lear (Royal Court); Postcards from America, As You Like It (RSC); The Homecoming (Gate, Dublin/Comedy/Lincoln Center, NY); Celebration/The Room (Almeida/Lincoln Center, NY); The Revenger’s Comedies – Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer and SWET Award for Best Comedy Performance (Strand).

    Film includes: The Foreigner; The Truth Commissioner; Jonathan Toomey; Girl from Rio; The King is Alive; Different for Girls; The Fifth Province; Firelight; Dirty Weekend.

    Television includes: The Capture (BBC); His Dark Materials (BBC/HBO); The Crown; Kiri; The Silkworm; The Missing; Secret State; Doc Martin; May 33rd; The Russian Bride; Imogen’s Face; A Shot through the Heart;  Flowers of the Forest; Seaforth; Mr Wroe’s Virgins.

    Lia’s credits as a director include: Ashes To Ashes – Pinter at The Pinter season (West End); The Match Box (Liverpool Playhouse/Tricycle) and the films Feathers, The Stronger, which received a BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film, Dog Alone and the feature documentary Nanabozhung.

  • Julian Glover

    Julian Glover

    Nonno

    Julian Glover

    Julian Glover

    Nonno

    Julian Glover trained at RADA and is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Julian first worked with the RSC in 1957 and he has played 12 seasons with the company  including productions of Coriolanus, Henry VI Parts 1 to 3, Henry V, King Lear, Othello, The Man Of Mode, The Changeling, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet and the title role in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in 1993.  He last worked for the RSC in their London and New York productions of Richard II.

    West End credits include The Scottsboro Boys, Oliver!, The Dresser, Macbeth, A Penny For A  Song, Phedre/Britannicus, Waiting For Godot, Cyrano de Bergerac, Never The Sinner, Otherwise Engaged, Taking Sides, The Knack and Luther.

    Other theatre work includes the title role in Julius Caesar at Bristol Old Vic; Beowulf, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra at the Globe; Richard II, The Soldier’s Tale, Hamlet and Prayers Of Sherkin at the Old Vic; The Voysey Inheritence, Chips With Everything, An Inspector Calls and Jumpers at the National Theatre.

    His extensive television work includes 6 seasons of Game Of Thrones, The Crown, Black Earth Rising, Granchester, An Age Of Kings, Spytrap, By The Sword Divided, Dombey and Son, Silent Witness, Trial and Retribution, Waking The Dead and Midsomer Murders. He has also starred in many timeless classics including Doctor Who, Z Cars, Bergerac, Lovejoy, Taggart, The Avengers, The Saint and Magnum.

    Julian has appeared in over 60 films including The Young Victoria, Troy, Juggernaut, Nicholas and Alexander, Antony and Cleopatra, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Cry Freedom, Heat and Dust, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, For Your Eyes Only, Ivanhoe, Quartermass and the Pit, I Was Happy Here, Alfred The Great, Girl With The Green Eyes and Tom Jones.

    Julian was awarded a CBE in 2013

  • James Macdonald

    Director

    James Macdonald

    Director

    In the West End James’ productions have included Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Father, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Changing Room. For the National Theatre he has directed John, Dido Queen of Carthage, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other and Exiles.

    He was an Associate and Deputy Director at the Royal Court for 14 years, and plays he has directed there include: One For Sorrow, The Children, Escaped Alone, The Wolf from the Door, Circle Mirror Transformation, Love & Information, Cock, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Dying City, Fewer Emergencies, Lucky Dog, Blood, Blasted, 4.48 Psychosis (also European tour), Hard Fruit, Real Classy Affair, Cleansed, Bailegangaire, Harry & Me, Simpatico, Blasted, Peaches, Thyestes, Hammett’s Apprentice, The Terrible Voice of Satan and Putting Two & Two Together.

    He has also worked extensively in New York: True West on Broadway for Roundabout Theater; Escaped Alone and John Gabriel Borkman for Brooklyn Academy of Music; Cloud Nine for the Atlantic Theater; Love and Information and A Number for NYTW; Cock at The Duke on 42nd Street; King Lear, The Book of Grace and Drunk Enough to Say I Love You for the Public Theater; Dying City at the Lincoln Center; 4.48 Psychosis for St Anne’s Warehouse and a US tour; The Children and Top Girls on Broadway for MTC.

    Elsewhere his theatre work includes The Way Of The World and Roots at the Donmar; The Tempest and Roberto Zucco for the RSC; Wild, And No More Shall We Part and #aiww – The Arrest of Ai Weiwei at Hampstead Theatre; The Father for Theatre Royal Bath and the Tricycle; Bakkhai, A Delicate Balance, Judgment Day and The Triumph of Love all for the Almeida; The Chinese Room for Williamstown Theatre Festival; John Gabriel Borkman at the Abbey Theatre in  Dublin; Troilus und Cressida and Die Kopien at the Schaubuehne Berlin; 4.48 Psychose at the Burgtheater Vienna; Love’s Labour’s Lost and Richard II for the Royal Exchange; The Rivals at Nottingham Playhouse; The Crackwalker at the Gate; The Seagull for the Crucible, Sheffield; Miss Julie at Oldham Coliseum; Juno and the Paycock, Ice Cream/Hot Fudge, Romeo and Juliet, Fool for Love, Savage/Love, Master Harold and the Boys all for the Contact in Manchester; and Prem for BAC and Soho Poly.  

    James has also directed opera: A Ring A Lamp A Thing at the Linbury; Eugene Onegin and Rigoletto for Welsh National Opera; Die Zauberflöte at Garsington; Wolf Club Village and Night Banquet for Almeida Opera; Oedipus Rex and Survivor from Warsaw as a co-production between Royal Exchange, Manchester and the Hallé; and Lives of the Great Poisoners for Second Stride.

    He directed a film version of Caryl Churchill’s play A Number for HBO and the BBC.  

    James was also a NESTA fellow from 2003 to 2006.

  • Rae Smith

    Designer

    Rae Smith

    Designer

    Rae Smith’s recent designs include Girl From The North Country at the Public Theatre New York, Noël Coward Theatre and Old Vic Theatre; Translations at the National; Macbeth at the National and on UK Tour; Barber Shop Chronicles at the National, Leeds Playhouse, US and UK tour; Nightfall at The Bridge; The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe at Leeds Playhouse; This House at the National, Chichester, Garrick and on UK tour; The Goat or Who is Sylvia? at Theatre Royal Haymarket; and Stella at Brighton Festival, Hoxton Hall and Holland Festival. Other designs include Wonder.Land and The Light Princess at the National Theatre and War Horse (Tony and Olivier Awards) at the National Theatre and on international tour.

    Opera includes Pelleas And Mellisande for Scottish Opera; Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Met New York; Benvenuto Cellini at ENO; Rusalka at Glyndebourne; and The Ring Cycle which won the Grand Prix for outstanding achievement in Opera, at Opera Du Rhin.

    Dance includes The Tempest and Prince of the Pagodas at Birmingham Royal Ballet; and The Rite of Spring and Petrushka for Fabulous Beast.

    Other work includes live drawing for War Horse in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

    For further info please see: www.raesmith.co.uk.

  • Neil Austin

    Lighting Design

    Neil Austin

    Lighting Design

    West End includes: Company (Gielgud); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Wyndham’s); Red (Wyndham’s); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace); Ink, No Man’s Land (Duke of York’s);  Labour of Love, Photograph 51, Shakespeare in Love and Henry V (Coward) The Goat, Great Britain,(Haymarket); Travesties, A Life in the Theatre (Apollo); Buried Child, The Hothouse and Dealers Choice (Trafalgar Studios); The Weir, Hamlet, Madame de Sade and Twelfth Night (Wyndham’s); The Sunshine Boys (Savoy); South Downs, The Browning Version, Death and the Maiden and The Childrens Hour (Comedy/Pinter); Piaf, The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Vaudeville); Frost/Nixon (Gielgud); King Lear, The Seagull (RSC: New London); Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix); Betty Blue Eyes and Much Ado About Nothing (Novello).

    Other Theatre includes: Translations; Albion; Three Days in the Country; Rules for Living; Dara; Liolà; Children of the Sun; The Cherry Orchard; Women Beware Women; London Assurance; The White Guard; Oedipus; Philistines; The Man of Mode; Thérèse Raquin (National Theatre); Albion, Ink, The Treatment, Medea (Almeida); Henry IV; Julius Caesar; The Night Alive; Spelling Bee; King Lear; Passion; The Wild Duck; After Miss Julie; Caligula (Donmar Warehouse); Birdland; The Faith Machine; Tusk Tusk (Royal Court); Travesties; Assassins; Dealer’s Choice (Menier Chocolate Factory); The Dazzle (Found 111); King Lear; The Seagull, King John, Much Ado abut Nothing, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC)

    Broadway includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Travesties, Hughie; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Evita; Red; Hamlet; The Seafarer; Frost/Nixon.

    He was the recipient of the 2017 Olivier Award and the 2018 Tony Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the 2010 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Red on Broadway, and the 2011 Olivier Award for The White Guard at the National Theatre.

  • Max Pappenheim

    Sound Design

    Max Pappenheim

    Sound Design

    Theatre includes The Way of the World (Donmar); The Children (Royal Court/Broadway); Dry Powder, Sex with Strangers, Labyrinth (Hampstead); Ophelias Zimmer (Schaubühne, Berlin/Royal Court); Hogarth’s Progress (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Macbeth, A View from the Bridge (Tobacco Factory); Humble Boy, Blue/Heart, The Distance (Orange Tree); Miss Julie (Theatre by the Lake/Jermyn Street); The Gaul (Hull Truck); Cookies (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Jane Wenham (Out of Joint); Waiting for Godot (Sheffield Crucible); My Eyes Went Dark (Traverse/59E59, New York); A Kettle of Fish (Yard); CommonWealth (Almeida); Creve Coeur (Print Room); Cuzco, Wink (Theatre503); Spamalot, The Glass Menagerie (English Theatre, Frankfurt); The Cardinal, Kiki’s Delivery Service (Southwark Playhouse); Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios); Martine, Black Jesus, Somersaults (Finborough); The Habit of Art, Caroline’s Kitchen, Teddy, Toast, Fabric, Invincible (National Tours).  Opera includes Miranda (Opéra Comique); Scraww (Trebah Gardens); Vixen (Vaults/International Tour);Carmen:Remastered (ROH/Barbican).  Radio includes Home Front (BBC Radio 4).  Associate Artist of The Faction and Silent Opera.

  • Amy Ball

    Casting

    Amy Ball

    Casting

    Recent credits include: The Cane; ear for eye; Girls and Boys; Road; The Children; Cyprus Avenue; X; Escaped Alone (Royal Court); True West; The Birthday Party; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (West End); The Ferryman; Hangmen; Constellations; Jumpy; Posh; Jerusalem (Royal Court/West End), Sweat; Berberian Sound Studio (Donmar), Shipwreck; Albion; Boy (Almeida); Stories; Exit the King; Consent (National Theatre); The Brothers Size (Young Vic); The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead Theatre / West End); A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter (Bridge Theatre).