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National Anthems

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About the Show Less...

The Old Vic production of Dennis McIntyre's real time drama about American suburbia in the 1980s. Read More >

Set in Detroit, Michigan, and played in real time, the play takes us to the heart of 80’s suburban America, and is at once a searing critique of suburban values and a hard-hitting parable about the American dream.

National Anthems tells the story of Arthur and Leslie Reed, an affluent couple whose delightful house is packed with swanky imported furniture and designer clothes and who have a brand new BMW out the front and an ornate Japanese garden round the back. Everything is going absolutely delightfully until Ben Cook – an inner city fire fighter – arrives to add a little spice to their 1980s idyll.

Kevin Spacey will take one of the lead roles in this intimate drama.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 01/02/2005

Opening Night: 08/02/2005

Closing Night: 23/04/2005

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Cast & Creative


Kevin Spacey


Producer - Old Vic

Author - Dennis McIntyre

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