The extraordinary Billie Piper plays Her, a woman driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child. Simon Stone creates a radical new production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece.
Marquise de Merteuil, former lover of Vicomte de Valmont, incites him to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night, but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel.
I really did not expect to be so affected by this play, on screen, from the National Theatre Live series. It was breathtaking. I honestly have never seen another show in which everyone seemed so completely on and every aspect worked seamlessly. The acting was perfection, my heart tried keeping beat with the impeccable timing and I left the theater feeling I had seen the best play of my life. I see a lot of plays and I have not even begun to doubt that feeling.
The Habit of Art is deeply moving, enlightening, hilarious and, best of all, honest. I knew little going in. I won't spoil it for you with details.
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