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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.

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...

Leading British theatre figures including Rufus Norris and Caryl Churchill have condemned the bombing of a cultural centre in Gaza by Israeli forces. Norris, the...

Rufus Norris has revealed there have been instances where his own behaviour in the rehearsal room has been challenged, following the implementation of a...

My first job was at London’s Royal Court in a play called Clubbed Out. It was a three-hander directed by Rufus Norris. I landed...

Two of London’s most unforgiving theatres have claimed two more victims. First it was Rufus Norris, as his production of Macbeth failed to ignite the...

Having struggled to fill the, admittedly daunting, Olivier stage last year with Common and Saint George and the Dragon, two ambitious but ultimately disappointing...

National Theatre director Rufus Norris has said gender equality in the industry will not improve unless organisations are willing to “publicly name and shame”...
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