Ages: 12+
Opened: November 13, 2017
Closing: March 24, 2018

Network - 2017 - West End History , Info & More

National Theatre (Lyttelton)
(Waterloo) South Bank London

Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn't pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when the ratings soar, the network seizes on their new found populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV.

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VIDEO: Michelle Dockery and Douglas Henshall Talk About Their Experiences Being in NETWORK
by Stephi Wild - February 25, 2018

In a panel chaired by Yasmeen Khan, Michelle Dockery and Douglas Henshall talked about their experiences being in Network. The actors reflect on the challenges and rewards of performing the roles of Diana Christensen and Max Schumacher.

NETWORK's Bryan Cranston Reveals His 'Acting Crush' and Talks Shakespeare in Fan Question Interview on Twitter
by Stephi Wild - February 4, 2018

Bryan Cranston currently stars in Network, a new show that depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Cranston answered fan questions on Twitter, hosted by the National Theatre's Twitter account. Cranston reveals his 'acting crush,' who he'd want to interview if he were a real news anchor, and more!

VIDEO: How Does NETWORK Handle Staging Live Cinema?
by Stephi Wild - January 3, 2018

Network's Video Designer Tal Yarden discusses the use of pre-recorded and live film in Network in a new video released by National Theatre Discoverer on YouTube. Follow Julie Rocque and Chris Jackson, the onstage camera operators of the production, in the video below.

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on NETWORK
by Stephi Wild - November 14, 2017

Network depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Hilarious and horrifying by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976. Now, Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) and director Ivo van Hove(Hedda Gabler) bring his masterwork to the stage for the first time, with Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) in the role of Howard Beale. Let's see what the critics have to say!

Bryan Cranston-Led NETWORK Begins Tonight at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - November 4, 2017

This autumn the National Theatre will stage the world-premiere of Network, Lee Hall's new adaptation of the Oscar-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky. Previews begin tonight 4 November for a press night 13 November and continue in the repertoire until 24 March.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals with Bryan Cranston, Michelle Dockery, and Cast of NETWORK at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2017

First chance to buy Network tickets through Friday Rush is this Friday 27 October. Performances start on Saturday 4 November. BroadwayWorld brings you an inside look at rehearsals for Network below!


Network has had 2 productions including West End which opened in 2017 and Broadway which opened in 2018.
Network has been nominated for several awards including Best Sound Design at the Olivier Awards for Eric Sleichim and the White Light Award for Best Lighting Design at the Olivier Awards for Jan Versweyveld.



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