Civic Cinema: National Theatre Live - Straight Line Crazy

Saturday 17 September 2022, 7.30pm
36 days from now
★★★★★ ‘Another acting triumph for Fiennes’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘ Ralph Fiennes excels in David Hare’s new play’ Broadway World
★★★★ ‘Stirring, engrossing stuff smoothly directed by Nicholas Hytner’ WhatsOnStage

Presented by Civic Theatre Newcaslte

National Theatre Live - Straight Line Crazy
A new play by David Hare
Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Exclusively in cinemas from September 17

Ralph Fiennes (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (NT Live: 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?

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

Running time 180mins



  • Saturday 17 September 2022 7:30 PM

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