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POSTPONED: National Theatre Live: Hansard

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POSTPONED: National Theatre Live: Hansard

Rural Arts Thirsk
Thursday 6th May

PLEASE NOTE: This screening has been postponed until further notice. If you have booked a place, you will be contacted with further information. For enquiries about the screening, please email


Simon Godwin (Antony & Cleopatra) directs Simon Woods’ witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Olivier Award winners Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings return to the National Theatre to play Diana and Robin.

Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital sparring quickly turns to blood-sport.

A witty and devastating new play.

Run time: 1hr20m

Age guidance: 12+

Please note: We do not issue physical tickets. Please use your email order confirmation as proof of purchase.


COVID-19 Secure Guidelines

Wearing a face covering during live events at The Courthouse is mandatory, unless you are exempt.

Cloth and disposable face masks can be uncomfortable, hot and fog up your glasses!

Donate (min. £1.50) to Rural Arts and use one of our high-grade, CE-certified acrylic face shields.

They’re sanitised and quarantined between uses for your safety and peace of mind.

Thursday 6th May, 7pm Tickets Available: 22
Concession (Disabled) 8.00
Concession (Full Time Student) 8.00
Concession (Over 65) 8.00
Concession (Under 25) 8.00
Concession (Unemployed) 8.00
Adult 10.00

Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


POSTPONED: National Theatre Live: Hansard

POSTPONED: National Theatre Live: Hansard
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