National Theatre Live: Hansard

2019 | UK | 180 mins | M, Offensive language & sexual references

  • Director: Simon Godwin
  • Cast: Alex Jennings, Lindsay Duncan
  • Live performance
  • Trailer


3 Nov, Tuesday
8 Nov, Sunday

It’s intriguing watching a play about England’s attitude to politics when a political crisis is breaking beyond the theatre’s doors.

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 new play by Simon Woods, captured live in 2019 from the National Theatre in London.

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).

Deliciously witty. Jennings and Duncan are a truly dynamic duo.
Broadway World

Engrossing and incisive. Performances take the breath away.