Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan in Hansard
Hansard, National Theatre, 22nd August to 25th November
Many of our best male dramatists—Coward, Pinter, Osborne—are actors turned playwrights. Simon Woods, the latest, appeared as Charles Bingley in Pride and Prejudice on film and Caesar Augustus in HBO’s Rome, so he should be good at excavating emotional and political minefields. In Hansard, his first play, the year is 1988 and Alex Jennings is a Tory politician whose marriage to the translucent Lindsay Duncan, above, is considerably less…
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