national-theatre

Stephen Lewis in On the Buses

Lambasted by pundits but loved by the public, On the Buses was one of the most successful television sitcoms of the 1970s, spawning seven...
Shalisha James-Davis and Paul Kaye in Our Country's Good. Photo: Simon Annand

Commissioned by Max Stafford-Clark in 1988 to play in rep with Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer, Timberlake Wertenbaker's play has become a respected and much-loved...

Janet Whiteside was the company member par excellence and for many years a much-loved stalwart of the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company....
The National Theatre is midway through its first season with Rufus Norris (above left) in charge. Photo: Tristram Kenton

The National Theatre has been named London’s favourite theatre after topping a public poll of venues in the capital. A surprise second place went to...
The new National Theatre Backstage app

The National Theatre is launching an app that will offer audiences exclusive content and behind-the-scenes access. National Theatre Backstage officially launches next week and will...
Chichester Festival Theatre has successfully created a greener infrastructure. Photo: Philip Vile

A guide has been published that aims to help theatres and arts buildings become more environmentally friendly, including ways to manage water and energy...
Three Days in the Country at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Patrick Marber caps his hat-trick at the National Theatre – following the premiere of his new play The Red Lion and his script work on...
Minister for skills Nick Boles. Photo: Policy Exchange

High-profile theatre companies including Ambassador Theatre Group, the Really Useful Group and the National Theatre are creating a new apprenticeship qualification for budding technicians. Led...
Lee Anderson, Dave Fargnoli and Jafar Iqbal: the grand finalists in The Stage Critic Search

Lee Anderson, Dave Fargnoli and Jafar Iqbal are the three grand finalists in The Stage Critic Search 2015, our competition to find the nation’s...
Neil Murray and Graham McLaren at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Photo: Lensmen Photography

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre has appointed Neil Murray and Graham McLaren as joint directors. Murray and McLaren join the theatre from the National Theatre of Scotland,...
Mark Rylance in Farinelli and the King at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Mark Rylance has claimed subsidised companies such as the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company are charging “way too much” for tickets. The actor,...
Louise Ford and John Hodgkinson in Orson's Shadow at the Southwark Playhouse. Photo: Simon Annand

Plays about theatre making and theatrical personalities may veer towards narcissistic naval gazing. But Austin Pendleton, an American actor and director turned playwright, has...

Now in its 10th year, Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree has toured the world and won an Obie for its performances Off-Broadway. Last seen...

The James Plays are to be revived for a UK and international tour in 2016. Rona Munro's trilogy of plays about the Kings James I,...
The Motherf**ker With the Hat at the Lyttelton, National Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton

On the London tube posters, this latest National Theatre import from Broadway is called The Mother with the Hat, but there's a word missing...
Abbi Greenland, Helena Lymbery and Helen Goalen in We Want You to Watch

There’s something pretty uplifting about the National’s decision to pair up RashDash’s Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland with the playwright Alice Birch and stage the...
The Red Lion at the Dorfman, National Theatre, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton

This is a hymn. Patrick Marber returns to the National – where his first play, Dealer’s Choice, was staged back in 1995 and where...
Rufus Norris. Photo: Paul Plews

If you spot a sleeping bag tucked away in the corner of the National Theatre’s Olivier, don’t be alarmed: it belongs to the National Theatre’s...
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