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Lee Halli näidend põhineb Paddy Chayefsky filmil

Howard Beale has worked as a television news anchor for years, but one day he is fired due to poor ratings. Now he decides to speak out live on air and tell the audience exactly what he thinks about everything. That angry old man unexpectedly becomes television’s greatest hit and the whole machinery of the entertainment business starts making the most of the audience ratings windfall [read: money]. Thus a ‘prophet exposing the hypocrisy of today’ is created.

Lee Hall’s new play Network is based on the 1976 film with the same name by Paddy Chayefsky. Network premiered in London in 2017. The play moved from the stage of the Royal National Theatre to Broadway in the spring of 2019. Lee Hall’s plays The Pitmen Painters (in 2010) and Shakespeare in Love (in 2016) have been performed previously at the Estonian Drama Theatre. Network is directed by Hendrik Toompere jr. with Hendrik Toompere in the starring role.

Premiere: 26 October 2019 on the Big Stage.

Director: Hendrik Toompere jr.
Art director: Kristjan Suits (Tallinn City Theatre)
Costume designer: Jaanus Vahtra (guest)
Lighting designer: Meelis Lusmägi (guest)
Music designer: Lauri Kaldoja
Sound design: Raido Linkmann (guest)
Camera director: Jekaterina Abramova (guest)
Video designer: Ann Einberg

Cast: Hendrik Toompere, Markus Luik, Ivo Uukkivi, Kersti Heinloo, Taavi Teplenkov, Ain Lutsepp, Marian Heinat, Karmo Nigula, Raimo Pass, Rein Oja, Kristo Viiding, Marta Laan, Jüri Tiidus, Johannes Tammsalu, Mare Bachman, Kairi Kruus, Mihkel Roolaid, Epp Kubu (guest). In the video: Jüri Antsmaa, Kristjan Suits, Jana Volke.

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