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Lee Hall from Paddy Chayefsky

Published by Faber & Faber

Large Mixed Cast
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore"

Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn't pulling 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 soon Howard is the biggest thing on TV

Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall from the Paddy Chayefsky film, Network premiered to rave reviews at the UK's National Theatre, November 2017


"A triumphant adaptation" ~ Financial Times ★★★★★

"As a satire it hits several targets dead centre. It imagines a world where news becomes a branch of show business, where profit margins dictate editorial content and where nation states are subordinate to "a college of corporations ... The success of the show ... lies in its capacity to use every facet of live theatre to warn us against surrendering our humanity to an overpowering medium, whether it be television or invasive technology" ~ Michael Billington, The Guardian ★★★★★

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