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De Richard Bean

Résumé: Richard Bean s fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Concerns Paige Britain, an ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never ending battle for more readers.

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Lyttelton Theatre
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : lundi 30 juin 2014
Première : lundi 30 juin 2014
Dernière : samedi 23 août 2014
Mise en scène : Nicholas Hytner
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Billie Piper (Paige Britain), Harriet Thorpe, Sarah Annis, Ross Boatman, Robert Calvert, Oliver Chris, William Chubb, Dermot Crowley, Jo Dockery, Robert Glenister, Ian Hallard, James Harkness, Scott Karim, Barbara Kirby, Nicholas Lumley, Maggie McCarthy, Iain Mitchell, Miles Mitchell, Aaron Neil, Nick Sampson, Kellie Shirley, Kiruna Stamell, Rupert Vansittart, Joseph Wilkins and Andrew Woodall
Commentaires : Sera transféré au Haymarket Theatre dès septembre 2014
Presse : "Directed with terrific niftiness by Nicholas Hytner, the play weaves between politically incorrect humour and something darker and more troubling as it raised awkward questions about the divisions between honourable and disgusting journalistic muck-raking. It suggests that, while a great many of our institutions may be found wanting at the moment, the NT is on exhilarating and exemplary form." Paul Taylor for The Independent

"Maybe it's too much to expect Bean to map out a path for the future. But what he has done is to remind us of the sins of the powerful and put an array of scandals on to the National Theatre stage. I mean it as a compliment when I say his play has a tabloid energy and bravura." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Some terrific acting work across the board and slick direction from Nicholas Hytner keep it motoring along. It’s only in the darker second half, though, when despite Bean’s constant heavy-handed editorialising, the parallel real-life tragedies lurking behind the cartoon knock-about make themselves felt, that the show stops looking like a bold, topical summer filler, and becomes required, conscience-pricking viewing." Dominic Cavendish for The Daily Telegraph

"The Royal National Theatre’s quick-response play about the hacking scandal is less anti-Press than one might have expected. It is more ‘Drop the Dead Donkey’ than ‘J’accuse’. The heaviness of the humour obscures much of the seriousness." Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail

"Bean’s satire is deliberately grotesque. The cartoonish elements are richly enjoyable, laced with political incorrectness, yet they’re interleaved with some altogether more subtle jokes. Even if the show feels a little too broad and could do with a trim, it’s barbed, dense and very funny." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard