Network is an iconic 1976 film by Paddy Chayevsky, which for the first time ever, is being brought to the stage by Lee Hall, and director Ivo Van Hove.
The National Theatre says:
“Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn’t puling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when the ratings soar, the network seize on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV.
Network Depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact.”
Media Studies Course Leader, Dr Laurie Ede, was lucky enough to win tickets to the production, and in January will be part of the onstage restaurant Foodwork, dining on a three course meal as the production of Network goes on around him.
As a fan of the Paddy Chayefsky film, and Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad, Laurie says, “For once in my life, I feel like a proper fan”.