A man, wearing a black suit, looks to camera with New York City skyscrapers behind him.

NT Live: Straight Line Crazy (15) - Encore

Theatre
Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
UK/English (2022)
Date
Thursday 9 June 2022 7pm
Venue
Cinema
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Tickets: £17 (£15. Under 26s & Students £9)

Cast
Ralph Fiennes

Duration:

3 hours (tbc) / interval tbc

Recommended Age:
15

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?

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