National Anthems archiveSet 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 (Ben Cook), Mary Stuart Masterson (Leslie Reed), Steven Weber (Arthur Reed)


Author: Dennis McIntyre
Director: David Grindley
Design: Jonathan Fensom
Lighting: Jason Taylor
Sound: Gregory Taylor
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National Anthems

National Anthems (Play) production archive for QTIX code T2109144129. Details of all National Anthems archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S203609408

Archive Listings

1 Feb 05
23 Apr 05
Old Vic Theatre
West End
Greater London

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