Ralph Fiennes stars in David Hare’s blazing account of the life of a man whose iron will exposed the weakness of democracy in the face of charismatic conviction.
Ralph Fiennes stars in David Hare’s blazing account of the life of a man whose iron will exposed the weakness of democracy in the face of charismatic conviction. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses was the most powerful man in New York. Though never elected to office, he manipulated those who were through a mix of guile, charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. But in the 1950s, groups of citizens at grass roots began to organize against his schemes and against the motor car, campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be.
The performance of Straight Line Crazy on Thursday 26th May at 19:00 will be recorded for National Theatre Live and screened live into cinemas. There will be several cameras in the auditorium and views of the stage may be restricted at any time during the performance. There will be 360 degree filming which will result in audience members being filmed and appearing on screen. By attending you are agreeing to being filmed and appearing in the broadcast. Latecomers will also not be admitted for this performance due to filming taking place.
Important COVID Entry Requirements
You are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.
Proof of vaccine and/or test
You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.
When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.
Venue Information: The Bridge Theatre
Nearest Underground Station: London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines)
Nearest Train Station: London Bridge or Waterloo
Bus Services: Bus routes 47, 343 and 381 stop on Tooley Street, get off at stop ‘City Hall’ and bus routes 42, 78 and 188 stop on Druid Street. Both stops are 5 minutes walk to the theatre.