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Clive Owen to star in The Night of the Iguana in the West End

The actor returns to the stage for the first time in 18 years

Clive Owen
Clive Owen
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Clive Owen is to return to the stage for the first time in 18 years.

Owen will take on the role of Reverend Shannon in a revival of Tennessee Williams' play The Night of the Iguana at the Noël Coward Theatre in the West End. The show will run from July 6 with a press night on 16 July.

The piece also stars Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) as Maxine Faulk and Lia Williams (Mary Stuart) as Hannah Jelkes. Julian Glover will play her grandfather. It will be directed by James Macdonald with designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Max Pappenheim and casting by Amy Ball.

The Night of the Iguana was written by Williams in 1959 from his short story of the same name. The piece was adapted into an Oscar-winning film in 1964 starring Richard Burton and Ava Gardner. The piece follows Shannon after he is institutionalised and disgraced and is working as a tour guide in Mexico.

Tickets to the show go on sale from Tuesday 5 February.