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NT Live, Alex Jennings in person! Film Series : National Theatre Live

NT Live: Hansard

2019, Simon Godwin, UK, ca. 100 min.
With Alex Jennings, Lindsay Duncan

Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 6th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Dec 8th 2:30pm

“Elegant, incisive…performances simply take the breath away.”—Sarah Crompton, What’s On Stage

In this witty and devastating portrait of the ruling class by Simon Woods, it’s a summer’s morning in 1988, and Tory politician Robin Hesketh (Jennings) has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with Diana (Duncan), his wife of 30 years. 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 a gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of NT Live)

Actor Alex Jennings (Victoria, The Crown), appearing December 14-29 in a new production of The Light in the Piazza with Renée Fleming at Lyric Opera House, is scheduled to appear on Friday for an audience discussion, moderated by Hedy Weiss, commentator on WTTW-TV's "Chicago Tonight," arts critic for WTTW-TV's website, and former longtime Theater and Dance Critic for the Chicago Sun-Times.


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