national-theatre

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...
Rufus Norris, National Theatre director. Photo: Richard H Smith

Rufus Norris has said that “emotional stamina” is the key to success as a director, revealing that he did not earn more than £10,000...
Adrian Lester in Othello at the National Theatre in 2013. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Actor Adrian Lester has called on the industry to shame theatres and companies publicly that fail to reflect the cultural diversity of the UK. He...
Geoffrey Streatfeild and Samuel Barnett in The Beaux' Stratagem at London's National Theatre. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Simon Godwin’s production of George Farquhar’s play is one of the most consistently funny productions of a Restoration comedy you’re likely to see.  Geoffrey Streatfeild...

National Theatre director Rufus Norris has created a special department that he says will be an “engine room” to commission and develop new productions. In...
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...