Full cast joining Bryan Cranston in Network at the National Theatre announced

Will Longman
Will Longman

The full cast joining Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston in Ivo van Hove's production of Network has been announced.

Lee Hall's adaptation of the Oscar-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky will run in the Lyttelton at the National from 4th November until 24th March, with an official opening on 13th November.

The play tells the story of TV news anchorman Howard Beale (Cranston) who isn't pulling in decent ratings, but after a few on screen rants, the viewing figures soon start rising.

As previously announced Michelle Dockery will play Diana Christenson and Douglas Henshall plays Max Schumaker.

The full cast features Charles Babalola, Tobi Bamtefa, Richard Cordery, Isabella Della-Porter, Ian Drysdale, Michael Elwyn, Caroline Faber, Robert Gilbert, Tom Hodgkins, Tunji Kasim, Andrew Lewis, Beverley Longhurst, Evan Milton, Stuart Nunn, Patrick Poletti, Danny Szam and Paksie Vernon.

Network has set and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, video design by Tal Yarden, costume design by An D'Huys, music and sound design by Eric Sleichim.

Last week, a ballot opened for tickets which include on-stage seating and a three-course meal during the course of the production. Information is available on the National Theatre website.

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