National Theatre Live is broadcasting David Hare's new play Straight Line Crazy to cinemas across the UK on Thursday 26th May. The play is currently showing at London's Bridge Theatre. Watch the trailer.
The production is directed by Nicholas Hytner with Ralph Fiennes heading up the cast as Robert Moses, one of the most powerful unelected men in 1950s New York. Multiple Tony and Olivier Award nominated Samuel Barnett stars opposite Fiennes as Ariel Porter, one of Moses's core planning team who remains loyal to him throughout his career.
Although never elected, Robert Moses fought to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, creating new parks, bridges and expressways to connect the people to the great outdoors.
The play has received a 5 star rave review from The Guardian, calling it "dramatically gripping and politically thoughtful", as well as solid 4 star reviews from the Telegraph, Sunday Times, Observer and The Daily Mail with Time Out billing it as "the best David Hare play in an age, by some distance".
There are still tickets available to see the play at The Bridge Theatre, showing until 18th June. Or find your local cinema screening via National Theatre Live.
Samuel Barnett is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents. Click his image for his profile page and voiceover showreel.