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‘Directing the National’: Lecture given by Nicholas Hytner with Tom Morris

Directors Guild
Lecture

‘Directing the National’: Lecture given by Nicholas Hytner with Tom Morris

Directors Guild
Lecture
In the third annual Directors Guild Peter Brook Lecture, Nicholas Hytner reflects on his career at the National Theatre in London. With reference to seminal productions, including War Horse and The History Boys, he states emphatically that surrounding himself with the right people was crucial to his success as Artistic Director.
Standing by: Gatz Backstage (2017)

Standing by: Gatz Backstage

AutomaticRelease
Documentary

Standing by: Gatz Backstage

AutomaticRelease
Documentary
Standing By: Gatz Backstage is an atmospheric portrait of life behind the scenes of Gatz, the ground-breaking performance work created by Elevator Repair Service in which the entirety of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is brought to life on stage. Captured during the show’s run in London in 2012, this exclusive documentary offers a unique perspective from the sidelines of the Noel Coward theatre as the cast and crew prepare for performance.
ED Berman sat on a sofa with Tony Coult, mid-conversation against a black background with lights.

ED Berman in Conversation with Tony Coult

Digital Theatre
Interview

ED Berman in Conversation with Tony Coult

Digital Theatre
Interview
Social entrepreneur and activist theatre-maker Professor ED Berman discusses his route into the industry, motivation and work through the years.
Tilly Blackwood mid-conversation against a background of an empty studio with a piano.

Interview with Tilly Blackwood

Digital Theatre
Interview

Interview with Tilly Blackwood

Digital Theatre
Interview
Founder of the Audition Doctor, Tilly Blackwood gives an insight into the audition process for drama school based on her experience and that of her clients.
Actor Richard Armitage on stage and in conversation with theatre critic Matt Wolf

Richard Armitage in Conversation

Digital Theatre
Interview

Richard Armitage in Conversation

Digital Theatre
Interview
Jonathan Bate sat on red sofa in front of window with curtains drawn and table with plant pot on top.

Jonathan Bate on Shakespeare

Digital Theatre
Interview

Jonathan Bate on Shakespeare

Digital Theatre
Interview
Inspired by his experiences as a youth, academic Jonathan Bate discusses the rise, relevance and reconstruction of Shakespeare’s catalogue.
Sophie Stanton sits looking above camera in am empty room with beam and radiator behind her.

Henry IV: Plot

Donmar Warehouse
Interview

Henry IV: Plot

Donmar Warehouse
Interview
Sophie Stanton (Falstaff) and Harriet Walter (Henry IV) explore the plot of Shakespeare’s famous tale of Henry IV and his son’s journey to be king.
Polly Findlay sits with rail with costumes and a light behind her.

Practitioners on Practice... On Directing: An interview with Polly Findlay

Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Directing: An interview with Polly Findlay

Interview
Through the lens of her past experience, Polly Findlay reflects on her directing practice and how it has developed throughout her career.
Rachel Conlon stands against a wall looking left of camera in an empty room with a small stage and a table with some chairs.

Henry IV: Healthy Relationships

Donmar Warehouse
Interview

Henry IV: Healthy Relationships

Donmar Warehouse
Interview
Rachel Conlon (Prison Partnership Director), Sophie Stanton (Falstaff) and Harriet Walter (Henry IV) discuss relationships within the prison setting of Henry IV at the Donmar King’s Cross.
Jade Anouka looks left of camera, against a background of costumes and a large window.

Henry IV: Creating a Character

Donmar Warehouse
Interview

Henry IV: Creating a Character

Donmar Warehouse
Interview
Phyllida Lloyd, Sophie Stanton and Jade Anouka reflect on the creation of Falstaff and Hotspur’s characters for Henry IV as part of the Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy.

CPD Resource: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Digital Theatre
Workshop

CPD Resource: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Digital Theatre
Workshop
This interactive workshop, created in association with the Lyric theatre, explores ways to access and engage with Shakespeare in the classroom using a series of practical-based exercises that focus on overcoming the linguistic and thematic challenges presented in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Phyllida Lloyd sits on a chair against a brick wall with a book shelf, radiator and lamp behind her.

Henry IV: Addiction

Donmar Warehouse
Interview

Henry IV: Addiction

Donmar Warehouse
Interview
Based on workshops with prisoners, Phyllida Lloyd, Sophie Stanton (Falstaff) and Rachel Conlon (Prison Partnership Director) discuss addiction in the context of Henry IV at the Donmar King’s Cross.