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National Theatre

Straight Line Crazy


Ralph Fiennes leads the cast in David Hare’s blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.


Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

Cast and Creatives

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Author: David Hare

Robert Moses: Ralph Fiennes
Mariah Heller: Alisha Bailey
Ariel Porter: Samuel Barnett
Stamford Fergus: David Bromley
Sandy Mcquade: Al Coppola
Finnuala Connell: Siobhán Cullen
Lewis Mason: Ian Kirkby
Shirley Hayes: Alana Maria
Carol Amis: Dani Moseley
Henry Vanderbilt: Guy Paul
Jane Jacobs: Helen Schlesinger
Nicole Savage: Mary Stillwaggon Stewart
Governor Al Smith: Danny Webb


Thu. 26 May, 2022


19:00 - 22:00