National Theatre Live: Man and Superman (2015)

12A 2015-05-14 (US) Drama
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Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

  1. Robin Lough

    Director

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  1. Nicholas Le Prevost

    Nicholas Le Prevost

    Roebuck Ramsden

  2. Ferdinand Kingsley

    Ferdinand Kingsley

    Octavius Robinson

  3. Ralph Fiennes

    Ralph Fiennes

    Jack Tanner/Don Juan

  4. Indira Varma

    Indira Varma

    Ann Whitefield/Ana

  5. Christine Kavanagh

    Christine Kavanagh

    Mrs Whitefield

  6. Clare Clifford

    Clare Clifford

    Miss Ramsden

  7. Faye Castelow

    Faye Castelow

    Violet

  8. Elliot Barnes-Worrell

    Elliot Barnes-Worrell

    Straker

  9. Naomi Cranston

    Naomi Cranston

    Housekeeper/The Sulky Social Democrat

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National Theatre Live: Man and Superman
National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

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Original Language English

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