Critics have begun filing their reviews for Lee Hall’s stage adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning film Network, now in performances at the National Theatre in London. The production stars Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston (All The Way, Breaking Bad).
Performances of Network began November 4 ahead of a November 13 official opening. The play chronicles the story of a news anchor, played by Cranston, whose newfound popularity is exploited by the news network he tried to quit.
Network is directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove (A View From the Bridge).
Completing the cast are Charles Babalola, Tobi Bamtefa, Richard Cordery, Isabel Della-Porta, Michelle Dockery, Ian Drysdale, Michael Elwyn, Caroline Faber, Robert Gilbert, Douglas Henshall, Tom Hodgkins, Tunji Kasim, Andrew Lewis, Beverley Longhurst, Evan Milton, Stuart Nunn, Rebecca Omogbehin, Patrick Poletti, Danny Szam, and Paksie Vernon.
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Network features set and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, video design by Tal Yarden, costume design by An D’Huys, and music and sound design by Eric Sleichim.
Network is produced in association with Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey, and Lee Menzies. The run is currently scheduled to play through March 24, 2018.