NT Live: Hansard

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A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin

Credits:

Writer: Simon Woods
Director: Simon Godwin
Set and Costume Designer: Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting Designer: Jackie Shemesh
Music: Michael Bruce
Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt
Movement Director: Shelley Maxwell

Key Cast:

Lindsay Duncan
Alex Jennings

Price: £17

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Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

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Thursday 7 November 2019, 7.00pm

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