The Flick

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Having scooped the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Annie Baker’s marvellous play, revolving around a dilapidated Massachusetts movie theatre and its down-trodden employees, arrives at the National Theatre direct from its acclaimed run in New York. Read More >

Having scooped the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Annie Baker’s marvellous play, revolving around a dilapidated Massachusetts movie theatre and its down-trodden employees, arrives at the National Theatre direct from its acclaimed run in New York.

In a run-down movie theatre in central Massachusetts, The Flick sees three underpaid and overworked employees mop the floors, sweep the aisles and attend to one of the last 35-millimetre film projectors in the state.

But through their small battles and not-so-small heartbreaks, they ultimately show more meaning, and so become more gripping, than the lacklustre, second-run movies on screen.

Utilising a finely-tuned comic eye while continually pulling at the heartstrings, Baker’s The Flick is hilarious and yet tragic, a hollow cry for authenticity in a rapidly-changing world.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 13/04/2016

Opening Night: 19/04/2016

Closing Night: 15/06/2016

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - Sam Gold

Designer - David Zinn

Lighting Designer - Jane Cox

Sound - Bray Poor

Author - Annie Baker