Clive Owen is back in the West End for the first time in 18 years.
James Macdonald directs the play at the Noël Coward Theatre, which opens on Tuesday. It is set on a hotel veranda where a group of lost souls meet and debate before the arrival of a rainstorm.
Owen was last on the West End stage when he starred in Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg with Victoria Hamilton in 2001. His best known stage role is perhaps Dan in Patrick Marber’s Closer at the National Theatre, a part that he reprised in the film version alongside Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Julia Roberts. He was the only original cast member to do so.
Co-star Williams was highly praised for her lead in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and shortlisted for the Best Actress Evening Standard Theatre Award, while Gunn won two Emmys for her role as Skyler White in Breaking Bad and makes her West End debut with The Night of the Iguana.
The cast is completed by Alasdair Baker, Timothy Blore, Emma Canning, Karin Carlson, Madeleine Day, Ian Drysdale, Mufrida Hayes, Andrew McDonald, Manuel Pacific, Faz Singhateh, Finty Williams, Penelope Woodman and David Young.
Tony and Olivier Award-winner Rae Smith is designing the production, with lighting from Neil Austin and sound from Max Pappenheim.
The Night of the Iguana runs from July 16-September 28 at the Noël Coward Theatre.