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NT Live: Hansard

The National Theatre (NT) Live programme continues at Loughborough this month with a screening of Hansard on 7 November at the Cope Auditorium.

Hansard is the name for the official report of all parliamentary debates and Simon Woods has taken this as the title for his new play, which is a witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. The play stars two-time Olivier Award winners Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen).

Set in 1988, the story follows a day in the life of Tory politician Robin Hesketh and his wife of 30 years, Diana, in their idyllic Cotswolds house. What starts off as a seemingly ordinary day in their ‘blissful’ lives becomes more and more troublesome as the day draws on and secrets are revealed and marital scrapping turns to blood-sport.

Directed by Simon Goodwin (NT Live: Anthony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) this screening is broadcast live from the National Theatre in London and is part of NT Live’s 10th birthday season.

The screening is at 7pm with a running time of 1 hour 40 minutes and tickets are £10 or £5 students. Book online or buy on the door; card payments are now accepted on the door. Parking is free of charge.

This screening is a collaboration between Flix and LU Arts.