Plays by Simon Woods


Faber and Faber
Type: Text

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.

Hansard premiered at the National Theatre, London, in August 2019. 

Simon Woods studied English Literature at Oxford University. Hansard is his first play. As an actor his work in TV includes Rome, Cranford, Spooks. Film includes Pride and Prejudice, Penelope and Starter for 10.