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Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn't pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when the ratings soar, the network seize on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV.
Network at National Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama

Director:
Ivo van Hove

Author:
Adapted by Lee Hall, based on the Paddy Chayefsky film

Music:
Eric Sleichim

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Synopsis


I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore.


Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn't pulling in the viewers.


In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen.


But when the ratings soar, the network seize on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV.


Network depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact.


Hilarious and horrifying by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976.


Now, Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) and director Ivo Van Hove (Hedda Gabler) bring his masterwork to the stage for the first time, with Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) in the role of Howard Beale.


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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 4 November 2017

Press night:Monday 13 November 2017

Closes:No date announced.

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:
£47 – £15

Standard:

Mon – Thu evenings & all matinees

£62 – £15


Fri & Sat evening

£67 – £18


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Access information


Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:

Monday 15 January, 7‑30pm

Wednesday 24 January, 2‑00pm


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually imparied people:

Friday 2 February, 7‑30pm

Saturday 3 February 2‑00pm (Touch Tour 12‑30pm)

Saturday 10 March 2‑00pm (Touch Tour 12‑30pm)


Cast


Bryan Cranston

Creatives


Director: Ivo van Hove
Set designer: Jan Versweyveld
Costume designer: An D'Huys
Lighting: Jan Versweyveld
Sound: Eric Sleichim
Video designer: Tal Yarden

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