The Night of the Iguana

The Night of the Iguana

Noel Coward Theatre · 06 JUL - 28 SEP

The Night of the Iguana, the classic play written by acclaimed American playwright Tennessee Williams, returns to the West End at the Noel Coward Theatre starring Clive Owen

“Clive Owen is joined by Lia Williams (The Crown) and Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) in this dark Tennessee William's play. It's Clive Owen's first time on the West End in 18 years so there's was a lot of excitement in the run up to its opening, and it's had a strong clutch of reviews since then. It won't be an easy watch, but it's worth your time.”


Set in a dilapidated Mexican hotel, it follows the interactions between a promiscuous widow, a clergyman and a spinster. The play was first written in 1959, and received its Broadway debut in 1961 and ran in London in 1992.

The characters of the plat are Maxine, the widow who runs the hotel, Hannah and Reverend Shannon. They are thrown together in the hotel by chance, and forced to take cover from a furious storm raging outside.

Critic reviews

With three acts to navigate, The Night of the Iguana manages to never lose momentum, instead James Macdonald paints a beautiful watercolour of opposing lifestyles

Theatre Weekly

Simmeringly powerful in its execution, and stunningly realised

London Theatre

Star cast deliver a terrific revival of Tennessee Williams's last masterpiece

The Arts Desk

Clive Owen broods handsomely, but this play is no Streetcar

The Telegraph

Lia Williams triumphs alongside Clive Owen in flawed, fascinating Tennessee Williams revival

Evening Standard

If human connection is this play's heart, then Williams as Hannah Jelkes is the pulse


Lia Williams is magnificent in an atmospheric staging of Tennessee Williams' humane and moving play

The Stage

A brave, magnificently modulated revival

The Independent

This may not be vintage Williams, but it survives through its opportunities for actors and the author’s boundless charity

The Guardian

For all its faults I’d still like to see it done a bit more – it has an intoxicating weirdness that’s hard to get over

Time Out

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 6 Jul - Sat 28 Sep, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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