national-theatre

National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris has created a special department that he says will be an “engine room” to commission and develop new...
Matthew Warchus at the Old Vic. Photo: Manuel Harlan

There’s no way we can’t work,” said Rufus Norris and Tessa Ross back in January – except together, it now transpires, after Ross’ hasty...
Stanley Wells

Shakespeare scholar Stanley Wells has said that the theatre industry should “grow up” and allow white actors to play traditionally black characters such as...
The Royal Court Theatre

London’s Royal Court and Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre are among the four venues participating in this year’s Linbury Prize. The biennial award, founded in 1987, gives...
Janet Etuk and Sean O'Callaghan in Beyond Caring at the National's Temporary Theatre, London. Photo: Mark Douet

Opening at the National on International Workers’ Day – surely no coincidence that – Alexander Zeldin’s precisely devised play is a raw, unsparing exploration...

Mark Gatiss is to join the cast of Three Days in the Country at the National Theatre. Patrick Marber's adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's A Month...
Chiwetel Ejiofor leading the cast of Everyman at the Olivier, National Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton

As entrances go it’s quite something. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Everyman is first seen tumbling from above, descending slowly to earth by way of wires, flailing...
Paul Miller, artistic director of the Orange Tree, welcomed the tie-up with the NT. Photo: Mark Douet

Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre has partnered with the National Theatre to give an emerging director a placement at both venues. The JP Morgan Emerging Director...
Scene from Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at the National, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton.

The first production in Rufus Norris’ inaugural season as artistic director at the National feels like a statement of intent: written, directed and designed...
Tessa Ross, former chief executive of the National Theatre, with director Rufus Norris. Photo: Paul Plews

Should directors run theatres? This question has been a bone of contention in the theatre industry for some time now, but has come to...
Tessa Ross and Rufus Norris. Photo: Paul Plews

Industry leaders including Richard Eyre have hailed Tessa Ross’ decision to step down as chief executive of the National Theatre, claiming the company should...

The National Theatre, Wilton’s Music Hall and the Watermill Theatre in Newbury are among organisations set to receive grants worth more than £500,000 from...
London's Royal Court Theatre. Photo: Stephen Cummiskey

Writers working for the Royal Court, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company are to receive a 1.1% increase on minimum rates. The agreement,...

New National Theatre director Rufus Norris and Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran are being urged to increase the number of associates and...
Tessa Ross, former chief executive of the National Theatre, with director Rufus Norris. Photo: Paul Plews

Tessa Ross has quit as chief executive of the National Theatre after less than six months in post. Ross was appointed in March 2014 to...

Hard on the heels of the Festival Theatre in Chichester and the Stirling Award-winning Everyman in Liverpool, the £80 million refurbishment of the National...
Sion Daniel Young in the National Theatre's War Horse . Photo: Simon Annand

Nicholas Hytner has highlighted subsidised tickets and live cinema screenings as two of his biggest achievements during his 12-year tenure at the National Theatre. So...