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.
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
Simmeringly powerful in its execution, and stunningly realised
Star cast deliver a terrific revival of Tennessee Williams's last masterpiece
Clive Owen broods handsomely, but this play is no Streetcar
Lia Williams triumphs alongside Clive Owen in flawed, fascinating Tennessee Williams revival
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
A brave, magnificently modulated revival
This may not be vintage Williams, but it survives through its opportunities for actors and the author’s boundless charity
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