Esplanade Presents


Straight Line Crazy (Screening)

a new play by David Hare,  directed by Nicholas Hytner

5 Nov 2022, Sat, 2pm

2hrs 50mins

(Intermission: 1 x 20mins)

Esplanade Theatre

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★★★★★ – The Guardian


★★★★ – WhatsOnStage


★★★★ – Broadway World


★★★★ – Daily Mail


★★★★ – Observer



"Fiennes heads an electrifying cast" Guardian

"Ralph Fiennes is firing on all cylinders in David Hare’s new play" Observer

"Ralph Fiennes is magnetic" Time Out

"Polished, witty, impeccably researched work" Evening Standard



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? 


Recorded in the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.


NC16 (Some Coarse Language)


Please note that this is a screening of the theatre production, and not a live performance. Re-entry is permitted.


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Admission Age:
16 and above.
Language: English
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Date & Time

5 Nov 2022, Sat


Esplanade Theatre
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs & Seniors

Cat 1 $28 - $19
Cat 2 $24 $19 $19

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