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Straight Line Crazy (15) – National Theatre Encore

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Writer: David Hare
Cast: Ralph Fiennes
Running Time: Thursday 7 July, 2pm; 182 minutes (including 20 minutes interval)

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Priority booking for Watermans Friends Members from Wednesday 22 June until Monday 27 June, then booking will be open to the general public.

This is a pre-recorded event of a live broadcast performance from the Bridge Theatre in London.

Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

Please note Watermans Friends Members CAN NOT use their two free tickets for this event.

Please log in via your email on the top right of the seating plan before selecting seats (otherwise you will be asked for a promo code)

Fiennes heads an electrifying cast...Dramatically gripping and politically thoughtful.
★★★★★ The Guardian
Ralph Fiennes is firing on all cylinders in David Hare’s new play.
★★★★ Observer

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