Bruce Arnold

Critic of Public Affairs, writing about art, theatre, music and politics

Pinter at his best with a dark and brilliant comedy

No Man’s Land, Gate Theatre, Dublin

Harold Pinter's iconic drama 'No Man's Land' has arrived at the Gate Theatre for a four-week run.

The play, directed impeccably by Richard Goold, tells the story of two aging writers who are united in their loneliness and need for friendship.

Spooner and Hirst meet on Hampstead Heath, which could be the 'No Man's Land' of the title. We are never sure, since the story teaches that all of us travel uncertainly in a 'No Man's Land' of our own. Read More...