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Rufus Norris. Photo: Paul Plews Rufus Norris. Photo: Paul Plews

Rufus Norris

Rufus Norris became the artistic director of the National Theatre in 2015, taking over the role from Nicholas Hytner. Norris has directed Everyman, new musical Wonder.land and the film London Road starring Olivia Colman.

Hold your breath: here comes the latest Olivier offering from Rufus Norris’ regime. The NT’s track record in its biggest space has been chronically...

Ben Power has stepped down as deputy artistic director of the National Theatre, as he focuses more time on his own writing career. He leaves...

An open letter to Rufus Norris and the programming team at the National Theatre... We all know there’s a problem with representation in theatre –...

UPDATE 02/04/19: Following the publication of the letter signed by 200 playwrights, the National Theatre has issued a letter in response. Read it here. National...

The National Theatre has come under fire from industry figures after announcing a programme of work made up entirely by male playwrights. All six plays...

National Theatre director Rufus Norris and executive director Lisa Burger are to become joint chief executives of the organisation. They will both continue to hold...

National Theatre head honcho Rufus Norris has endured an occasionally ‘difficult’ relationship with elements of the nation’s press. But it was nothing but slaps...

What happens when the leading man in a play at your theatre, which has no understudies, has to go to the hospital minutes before...

Leading theatremakers including Vicky Featherstone, Rufus Norris, Dominic Cooke and Maxine Peake tell David Benedict about the writer’s influence on their work and how...
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