NT Live: HANSARD12A

NT Live: HANSARD

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  • Thu 7 Nov
  • 150 minutes
  • Director: Simon Godwin
  • Writer: Simon Wood
  • Cast: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings

Synopsis

Hansard, noun, the official report of all parliamentary debates.


Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Double Olivier Award winners Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings star in Simon Wood's new play, a witty and devastating portrait of the governing class.


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...