Director: Nicholas Hytner

170 minutes| U.K.| 2010


Tickets €15, and must be collected by 18.45, with live performance starting strictly at 19.00.

London Assurance, starring Fiona Shaw and Simon Russell Beale, marks the final screening in the pilot season of NT Live, a series of live performances from the National Theatre, London broadcast onto cinema screens around the world. Sir Harcourt Courtly is lured away from the epicentre of fashionable London by the promise of a rich and beautiful bride, Grace, several decades his junior. Arriving at Oak Hall, he marvels at this rural Venus until her charms are eclipsed by her hearty cousin, the foxhunting Lady Gay Spanker. Meanwhile his disguised son turns up in flight from his creditors and falls head over heels for Grace. When Lady Spanker discovers the young couple, she needs little prompting from the visiting chancer Dazzle to lead Sir Harcourt astray.

Presented in association with Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival with the
international support of Travelex.

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