Ralph Fiennes takes the role of Jack Tanner in a reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic Man And Superman, which will be broadcast live from the National Theatre on Thursday, May 14 to cinemas in the UK and internationally including the Chichester Cinema at New Park at 7pm.
Spokesman Martin Shippen said: “A romantic comedy, an epic fairy tale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man And Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride, and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.
“Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.”
Ralph Fiennes appeared at the NT most recently in the title role of Oedipus, and in the NT’s 50th anniversary gala performance. His film appearances include The Grand Budapest Hotel, Skyfall, Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, The English Patient and Schindler’s List.