What Do Critics Think of Bryan Cranston in Network? | Playbill

The Verdict What Do Critics Think of Bryan Cranston in Network? Read reviews for the National Theatre production directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove.
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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.

Read reviews for the production:

The Daily Beast (Benedict Nightingale)

Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Metro UK (Adam Bloodworth)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Stage UK (Sam Marlowe)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

Variety (Matt Trueman)

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.


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