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Screening: Hansard

Fri 22 Nov 2019

Evening 7pm

Running time (approx.): 1 hour 40 minutes

Age: 15+

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

Starting from £15*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This is a screening, not a live performance. The actors do not appear in person on stage.

Screening: Hansard

by Simon Woods

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 Woods.

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.

★★★★

Touching and illuminating all at once

The Times

★★★★

Engrossing and incisive. Performances take the breath away

What's On Stage

★★★★

Deliciously witty. Jennings and Duncan are a truly dynamic duo

Broadway World

Friends 20% off

Concessions £2.50 off 

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

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