Hansard

Hansard

by Simon Woods

Third Rail’s Hi-Definition Screenings feature amazing productions from London’s National Theatre, captured live onstage and presented locally in high-definition video. NT Live Punch Card holders may use their cards for any Third Rail Hi-Definition Screening.

January 19, 2020 at 4pm

– World Trade Center Theater –
25 SW Salmon St (2WTC), Portland, OR 97205

Runtime: 1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission

Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the VanThe Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast live 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 & CleopatraTwelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

Photograph (Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings) by Jay Brookes.

Directed by

Written by

Cast

Robin Hesketh

Third Rail core company member
Guest Artist
* Member of Actors Equity Association