Delighted by suddenly having an unexpected, free evening, I looked hopefully, and believing there was little hope in availability for the sold out #Hansard @nationaltheatre , I was so excited to discover good tickets had suddenly been released for press night . RESULT! Having read @revstan response in seeing it, I had kicked myself for not booking it and I became desperate and quietly determined to see it - preparing to do the Friday rush.
OMG - what a play ! Brilliantly written by #simonwoods - his first play ! It’s funny, incredibly witty, very relevant politically, even though it’s set in the Conservative politics of Thatcher, little has changed - of course . Acerbic, Sharp, clever and bitter, all the time defending against a terrible human and personal tragedy, which was so powerfully and viscerally moving in the delivery by the two consummate actors - I was crying as hard as I’d been laughing. It’s actually a perfect play . The acting is extraordinary and beautiful by both #alexjennings and #lindsayduncan , it’s exquisitely directed by #simongodwin and the design is stunning by #hildegardbechtler
I loved it and like @revstan I really needed a hug afterwards but sadly I was on my own and I wasn’t going to ask Tyrone Huntley, who happened to be sitting next to me , to oblige !! #hansard #nationaltheatre #theatre #newplay #play #newwork #twohander #actors #acting #premier