National Theatre Live: Man and Superman 5 years old

National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. 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. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Credits

Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes

Jack Tanner

Indira Varma
Indira Varma

Ann Whitefield / Ana

Corey Johnson
Corey Johnson

Malone

Tim McMullan
Tim McMullan

Mendoza

Ferdinand Kingsley
Ferdinand Kingsley

Octavius Robinson

Nicholas Le Prevost
Nicholas Le Prevost

Roebuck Ramsden

All Cast

Name Character
Ralph Fiennes He was 52, now 58 years old as Jack Tanner
Tim McMullan He was 52, now 58 years old as Mendoza
Corey Johnson He was 54, now 60 years old as Malone
Indira Varma She was 42, now 47 years old as Ann Whitefield / Ana
Nicholas Le Prevost He was 68, now 74 years old as Roebuck Ramsden
Christine Kavanagh She was 58, now 64 years old as Mrs Whitefield
Ferdinand Kingsley He was 27, now 33 years old as Octavius Robinson

Crew

Name Department
Michael Bruce as Music. He was 67 (now 73) years old Sound
National Theatre Live: Man and Superman poster
National Theatre Live: Man and Superman (5 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, November 19, 2015