NT Live: Straight Line Crazy

Encore screening, captured live from The Bridge Theatre, London. A new play by David Hare.
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Starring: Ralph Fiennes

Thu 9 Jun 7pm       Book Now

Duration: 180 mins
AGE Rating: (12A)
Adults £15
Senior Citizens £12.50
Under 18s £10

Straight Line Crazy is a blazing account of Robert Moses, a New York master manipulator who exposed the weakness of democracy in the face of charismatic conviction.
For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses was the most powerful man in New York. Though never elected to office, he manipulated those who were through a mix of guile, charm and intimidation.

Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. But in the 1950s, groups of citizens at grass roots began to organize against his schemes and against the motor car, campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be.
★★★★★ ‘Dramatically gripping and politically thoughtful’
★★★★ ‘Ralph Fiennes is firing on all cylinders’