Read the Reviews for London's Straight Line Crazy, Starring Ralph Fiennes | Playbill

The Verdict Read the Reviews for London's Straight Line Crazy, Starring Ralph Fiennes

The world premiere of David Hare's new play about Robert Moses officially opened March 23.

Ralph Fiennes in Straight Line Crazy Manuel Harlan

Reviews are in for David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy which officially opened its world premiere March 23 at London's The Bridge. Previews for the show starring Tony winner Ralph Fiennes as Robert Moses began March 16. Performances continue through June 18.

Tony winner Nicholas Hytner directs the cast which includes Alisha Bailey, Samuel Barnett, David Bromley, Al Coppola, Siobhán Cullen, Ian Kirkby, Alana Maria, Dani Moseley, Guy Paul, Helen Schlesinger, Mary Stillwaggon Stewart, and Danny Webb.

Fiennes stars as Moses, once a powerful men in New York and the "master builder" of infrastructure from new parks and bridges to over 600 miles of expressways. Though never elected to office, he used a mix of charm and intimidation to manipulate the people and events in his favor.

Read the reviews below.

Daily Mail (Patrick Marmion)

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

Financial Times (Suzi Feay)

Independent (Isobel Lewis)

iNews (Sam Marlowe)

The Arts Desk (Demetrios Matheou)

The Guardian (Mark Lawson)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

The Times (Clive Davis)

The Stage (Tim Bano)

The Upcoming (Jonathan Marshall)

Time Out (Andrzej Lukowski)

WhatsOnStage (Sarah Crompton)

Fiennes (Faith Healer), Hytner (One Man, Two Guvnors), and Hare (Skylight) previously collaborated on Hare's Beat the Devil, which ran at The Bridge in 2020.

Designs are by Bob Crowley with lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun, sound by George Dennis, and music by George Fenton.

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Get a First Look at Straight Line Crazy Playing at London's Bridge Theatre


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