I tell you, the first duty of manhood and womanhood is a Declaration of Independence
National Theatre: Man and Superman starring Ralph Fiennes at the Lyttelton Theatre 17th February to 17th May 2015
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.
Ralph Fiennes takes the role of Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.
Broadcast to cinemas 14 May at 7.00pm
Director Simon Godwin, Designer Christopher Oram, Lighting Designer James Farncombe, Music Michael Bruce, Movement Director Jonathan Goddard, Sound Designer Christopher Shutt.
17 February – 17 May
Monday 6th October 2014