Hansard
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Hansard

by Simon Woods

a National Theatre production

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Hansard; noun
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).

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

Touching and illuminating all at once.

The Times

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Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings in Hansard.

Lindsay Duncan (Diana Hesketh) and Alex Jennings (Robin Hesketh) in Hansard. Photo by Catherine Ashmore.

Engrossing and incisive. Performances take the breath away.

WhatsOnStage

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Lindsay Duncan in Hansard.

Lindsay Duncan (Diana Hesketh) in Hansard. Photo by Catherine Ashmore.

Alex Jennings (Robin Hesketh) in Hansard. Photo by Catherine Ashmore.

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

Broadway World

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