Issue 10: July 2018
Deputy Artistic Director Ben Power talks us through his process for adapting Stefano Massini’s The Lehman Trilogy and Ciarán Hinds explores his character in Brian Friel’s Translations. Staff director Jo Tyabji takes us into the rehearsal room for Polly Stenham’s Julie and the Learning department share the aims of their schools touring programme.
Issue 8: September 2017
We explore the productions upcoming in the Dorfman, hearing from playwright Inua Ellams about the inspiration for his play Barber Shop Chronicles, and director Polly Findlay about her latest production, Beginning. We also celebrate two flagship creative initiatives that help expand the boundaries of the NT’s work: New Views and the National Theatre Podcast.
Issue 6: January 2017
Soprano Fleur de Bray speaks about bringing opera to the Olivier in Amadeus, Chair of the National Theatre Sir Damon Buffini talks to us about his life, his inspiration and his vision for the NT, and Rufus Norris tells us about his newest endeavour in response to the EU referendum. Ivo van Hove, director of Hedda Gabler, shares his thoughts on his infamous title character.
Issue 4: June 2016
We commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare by taking a look back at some of the NT’s most memorable productions of his work and we talk to Helen McCrory and Carrie Cracknell during rehearsals for The Deep Blue Sea.
Issue 2: August 2015
Rufus Norris tells us about his first few months as Director of the National Theatre and his vision for the NT. We also hear from Javier De Frutos on his experience creating the choreography for wonder.land and set designer Bunny Christie talks to us about her plans for People, Places and Things in the Dorfman Theatre.