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Straight Line Crazy

National Theatre Live - Encore Screening

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 13 June 2022

BT: NT Live: Straight Line Crazy

A new play by David Hare
directed by Nicholas Hytner

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 recorded at the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

“Fiennes heads an electrifying cast in David Hare’s dynamic portrait of Robert Moses” ★★★★★ The Guardian

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