Hansard

by Simon Woods
Originally produced at The National Theatre, London, UK
August 22 - October 24, 2019

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About the Premiere Production:

Synopsis: Hansard; noun: The official report of all parliamentary debates.

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 sparring quickly turns to blood-sport.

A witty and devastating new play.

Director:  Simon Godwin

Set Designer: Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting Designer: Jackie Shemesh
Costume Designer: Hildegard Bechtler
Sound Designer:Christopher Shutt

Music: Michael Bruce

Movement Director: Shelley Blackwell


Additional funders: Marcia Grand in loving memory of Richard Grand, Leila Maw Straus and Shawn M. Donnelley & Christopher M. Kelly.

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