See What London Critics Thought of The Night of the Iguana, Starring Clive Owen and Anna Gunn | Playbill

The Verdict See What London Critics Thought of The Night of the Iguana, Starring Clive Owen and Anna Gunn The production opened in the West End July 16.
Clive Owen, Fifty Williams, and Anna Gunn © Brinkhoff/Moegenburg

The Night of the Iguana opened at London's Noël Coward Theatre July 16, with Clive Owen and Anna Gunn taking center stage.

Directed by James Macdonald directs the Tennessee Williams play, is set during a summer night on the coast of Mexico as a tropical storm brings together a group of strangers. Joining Owen (M. Butterfly) and Gunn (Breaking Bad) on stage are Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) and Lia Williams (The Crown).

Owen returns to the West End for the first time in 18 years, starring as the defrocked Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon. Gunn plays Maxine Faulk with Glover and Williams playing Nonno and Hannah Jelkes, respectively.

Read reviews for the production below.

The Arts Desk (Aleks Sierz)

The Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The Independent (Paul Taylor)

iNews (Aleks Sierz)

London Theatre Direct (Jack Hudson)

Metro (Claire Allfree)

The Stage (Natasha Tripley)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

TimeOut London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Dominic Maxwell)

Rounding out the cast are Emma Canning, Finty Williams, Faz Singhateh, Ian Drysdale, Daniel Chaves, Manuel PAcific, Penelope Woodman, Alasdair Baker, Timothy Blore, and Karin Carlson. The staging features set and costumes by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, sound design by Max Pappenheim, and fight direction by Rachel Bown-Williams And Ruth Cooper-Brown.

The Night of the Iguana runs through September 28.

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