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Review: NT Live presents Man and Superman (UK, 2015)

Man and Super Man, distributed by the National Theatre, is spectacular epic with torrential dialogue and entertaining albeit reverential musings on the human condition. Written in 1903 by Bernard Shaw and then subsequently deemed “unstageable”, this seemingly untameable three hour epic has been breathed to life with the patient, clever and guiding adaptation of Sam Godwin. However the literal “breath” of this play comes from the explosive performance of Ralph Fiennes in his portrayal of Jack Tanner, a provocative, stubborn bachelor, who against his will has been been named joint Guardian of Ann, a manipulative charmer, played by the wonderful Indira Varma.... Continue Reading