The Night of the Iguana

The Night of the Iguana

3.7 (18) · Classic Drama

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

Overview

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

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

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

· The Guardian

A brave, magnificently modulated revival

· The Independent

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

· The Stage

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

· WhatsOnStage

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

· Evening Standard

Clive Owen broods handsomely, but this play is no Streetcar

· The Telegraph

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

· The Arts Desk

Simmeringly powerful in its execution, and stunningly realised

· London Theatre

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

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Date & time

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

Venue

St Martin's Lane WC2N 4AU London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
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Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
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Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
3.7
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