National Theatre Live: Straight Line Crazy

  • 7pm
  • Cope Auditorium
  • £10 general admission / £5 Loughborough University student
  • Open to all
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Booking information

Tickets will be available on the door, subject to availability. Unreserved seating. 

Contact information

LU Arts
01509 222948
Screening, Performance

A screening of David Hare's new play starring Ralph Fiennes.

National Theatre Live

Straight Line Crazy

A new play by David Hare

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Certificate: 15

Running time: 180 mins (TBC)

Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

Free car parking available on site.

Subject to availability, cash and card payments can be taken on the door.

Our NT Live screenings are a collaboration between LU Arts and Flix, student-run cinema. Flix run the screenings on the night on our behalf.


The Cope Auditorium has step free access and there is an accessible toilet in the main foyer. The auditorium has wheelchair user spaces in the flat floor seating area and is fitted with an induction (hearing) loop. Wheelchair users may bring a carer with them at no extra cost – please select a wheelchair ticket and then let us know via the booking form if you are bringing a carer with you, there is no need to book an additional ticket for them.

If you have any specific access needs, then please let us know via the booking form or email us in advance of booking at

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