Every word counts

Network

Network

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.

Event details

Mon 15 Jan 2018, 7:30pm

Captioned by Stagetext

Venue details

National Theatre (Lyttelton)
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX

Phone: 020 7452 3000

Email: boxoffice@nationaltheatre.org.uk

Website: National Theatre (Lyttelton)

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