Straight Line Crazy Tickets London Theatre

Straight Line Crazy Tickets

Ralph Fiennes stars in David Hare’s new play

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Overview

A blazing account of the life of a man whose iron will exposed the weakness of democracy in the face of charismatic conviction.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses was the most powerful man in New York. Though never elected to office, he manipulated those who were through a mix of guile, charm and intimidation.

Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. But in the 1950s, groups of citizens at grass roots began to organize against his schemes and against the motor car, campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be.

Critic reviews

Ralph Fiennes enthrals

· The Guardian

It's stirring, engrossing stuff

· WhatsOnStage

Ralph Fiennes excels

· Broadway World

Big lively characters

· The Stage

By turns energetically brash and terribly baggy

· Evening Standard

Ralph Fiennes exudes brute force

· The Telegraph

Uneven tale of all-powerful planner fails to reach heights

· The Times

Ralph Fiennes is magnetic

· Time Out

Something of a didactic dirge

· London Box Office

Remarkable performances

· The Upcoming

A loud affair

· Londonist

In desperate need of a curve ball

· The Arts Desk

Unsubtle and sluggish

· The Independent
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Date & time

Show ended
Mon 14 Mar - Sat 18 Jun, 2022
2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

One Tower Bridge SE1 2SD London, UK · Get Directions
In rehearsal, photo by Manuel Harlan
In rehearsal, photo by Manuel Harlan
In rehearsal, photo by Manuel Harlan
In rehearsal, photo by Manuel Harlan
In rehearsal, photo by Manuel Harlan
3.8
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