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National Theatre Schedule for September 2013 - January 2014

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New productions:
FROM MORNING TO MIDNIGHT by Georg Kaiser, in a new version by Dennis Kelly, directed by Melly Still in the Lyttelton

In The Shed:
THE ELEPHANTOM by Ross Collins
A new play created by Carrie Cracknell and Nick Payne

The National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations on screen, online and at the National:
National Theatre: 50 years on stage and Arena: The National Theatre on BBC Two and Four
National Theatre Live encore screenings of Hamlet, Frankenstein and The Habit of Art
Platforms: Scene Changes, National Histories, Future Questions
Exhibitions: Chris Arthur: Scenes from National Life, National Theatre Lampoon
The National Trail
plus digital and online exhibitions and apps

 WAR HORSE and Alan Bennett’s PEOPLE  on tour

Platforms, Exhibitions and Learning


FROM MORNING TO MIDNIGHT                                        Lyttelton Theatre

Previews from 19 November, press night 26 November, continuing in repertoire until January

Adam Godley leads the cast of FROM MORNING TO MIDNIGHT by Georg Kaiser, in a new version by Dennis Kelly, directed by Melly Still and opening in the Olivier Theatre on 26 November.  The production will be designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by Bruno Poet, video and projection design by Andrzej Goulding, music by Dave Price, movement by Al Nedjari, fight direction by Kate Waters and sound design by Christopher Shutt.

Georg Kaiser’s German Expressionist masterpiece From Morning to Midnight (1912), explores the tragedy of an ordinary man who steps outside his humdrum life and, over the course of one crazy, alienating day, destroys himself.

Knocked for six by his lust for an exotically perfumed woman from Florence, a trusted bank clerk of twenty-five years’ standing shoves a stolen fortune in his pocket and runs to her hotel, where his ludicrous advances are rejected. But, he’s broken free
and there’s no turning back. He ditches his family and their bourgeois existence to embark on a roller-coaster odyssey, scouring the city’s senseless entertainments
in an increasingly disillusioned search for an experience worth buying and a reason for living.

Dennis Kelly’s plays and adaptations include The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas (Royal Court), Matilda The Musical (based on the Roald Dahl novel) for the RSC, The Prince of Homburg (Donmar Warehouse), Orphans (Traverse, Birmingham Rep & Soho/Paines Plough), DNA (NT Connections and Cottesloe), and Taking Care of Baby (Birmingham Rep & Hampstead); his screen work includes Utopia, Spooks and Pulling (co-written with Sharon Horgan).

Adam Godley’s previous appearances at the National include the title role of Howard Brenton’s Paul, Mike Leigh’s Two Thousand Years, Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman and Terry Johnson’s Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick; other recent theatre includes Anything Goes in New York and Rain Man in the West End. His film and television work includes The Special Relationship, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Nanny McPhee, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Love Actually, Mad Men, Case Histories, Breaking Bad and Nuremberg.

Melly Still’s productions for the NT include Coram Boy, The Revenger’s Tragedy and  Nation; she designed and co-devised Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Her directorial credits also include Rat’s Tales (Royal Exchange), Beasts and Beauties (Hampstead), Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Bristol Old Vic), Midnight’s Children and Tales from Ovid (co-director) for the RSC,   and The Cunning Little Vixen and Rusalka for Glyndebourne.

Press night: Tuesday 26 November
Contact:  Mary Parker on 020 7452 3234; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Shed is an intimate venue in front of the NT, providing a third stage during the Cottesloe's closure for the NT Future redevelopment.

9 December 2013 – 11 January 2014, press performance 13 December (daytime); suitable for everyone 4 years and over.

THE ELEPHANTOM by Ross Collins, in a version adapted by Ben Power, will be co- directed by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié; Marianne Elliott will be consultant director, with design by Samuel Wyer, music by Adam Pleeth and puppetry design by Toby Olié. The cast is Audrey Brisson, Laura Cubitt, David Emmings, Julia Innocenti, Avye Leventis and Tim Lewis.

For children and grown-ups of all ages, the story of one little girl and her larger-than-life friend is brought to life with puppetry and theatrical ingenuity. Christmas in The Shed is about to get very messy indeed... 

At first, the little girl is thrilled to have a ghost-elephant living in her house. He makes life so much more fun! But Elephantoms are a bit too big for houses and before long, he’s causing a lot of trouble.

Ben Power is an Associate Director of the National Theatre, in charge of programming The Shed. His adaptations for the NT include Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in a version for young audiences.

Finn Caldwell is puppetry director for The Light Princess. Previously he was associate director of puppetry for War Horse in the West End and Australia from 2010 until 2013.

Toby Olié performed in War Horse at the NT and in the West End, where from 2011 he was an associate puppetry director; he has also created the puppets for The Light Princess and Hansel and Gretel.
Marianne Elliott’s productions for the National include The Light Princess, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (winner of seven Olivier Awards including Best Director) and War Horse, co-directed with Tom Morris (Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play).

16 December 2013 – 11 January 2014, press night Thursday 19 December

A new monologue by Tim Price, PROTEST SONG will be directed by Polly Findlay, with Rhys Ifans playing the role of Danny. The designer will be Merle Hensel, with sound by Carolyn Downing.

Tim Price’s funny and savage monologue explores the reality of the Occupy movement. Based on a true story, the account of an unlikely hero allows us inside a remarkable political moment.

Danny sleeps rough on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. Has done for years. Then one morning he wakes to see a canvas city being erected in front of him. And Danny finds himself swept up in the last occupation of London.

Tim Price's plays include I'm With the Band and Demos for the Traverse Theatre, Praxis Makes Perfect (with Neon Neon, National Theatre Wales/Barbican), The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (National Theatre Wales, winner of the James Tait Black Award for drama), and Salt Root and Roe (Donmar Warehouse and Trafalgar Studios, nominated for the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre). 

Rhys Ifans’ theatre credits include Volpone and Under Milk Wood for the NT, Don Juan in Soho and Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Donmar Warehouse) and Beautiful Thing in the West End. His film credits include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Boat That Rocked, Enduring Love and Notting Hill (BAFTA nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role). Television credits include Elementary and Not Only But Always.

Polly Findlay’s directing credits for the NT include Antigone; The Swan and Nightwatchman for Double Feature in the Paintframe; and the German language production of War Horse in Berlin.

from mid-January 2014
A new play created by Carrie Cracknell and Nick Payne, written by Nick Payne, will open in January 2014.  It will be designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Lucy Carter, music by Stuart Earle, and movement by Ann Yee.

A blistering journey through the minefield of contemporary gender politics. With songs.

Nick Payne’s plays include Constellations at the Royal Court and in the West End, The Same Deep Water As Me at the Donmar Warehouse, Wanderlust (Royal Court) and If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Bush Theatre and Roundabout Theatre, New York).

Carrie Cracknell’s recent work includes A Doll’s House (Young Vic and West End) and Wozzeck (ENO). She is Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre and was previously Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre.

The Shed Partner is Neptune Investment Management.

For further information on all Shed productions, contact Susie Newbery on 020 7452 3061; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The National Theatre opened its doors in 1963 at the Old Vic under Laurence Olivier. Eight hundred productions later, we are marking our half-century with a short season celebrating the remarkable people and plays that made the NT one of the most cherished and creative of great British institutions.

On screen
National Theatre: 50 years on stage                      Saturday 2 November
A once-in-a-lifetime performance, broadcast on BBC Two and to cinemas internationally.

From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from Antony and Cleopatra to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to London Road, this will be a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on our stages over the past five decades and directed by Nicholas Hytner.

The cast includes Simon Russell Beale, Frances de la Tour, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Alex Jennings, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, Anna Maxwell Martin, Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton, with more to be announced.

Arena: The National Theatre
This October, a new two-part BBC Arena documentary tells the story of the National from the appointment of Laurence Olivier as its first Director, and the great period of legendary productions at the Old Vic, to the move to the controversial and now iconic building on the South Bank. Using rare footage of historic productions from the National’s own archive, this film goes inside the workings of the theatre and looks at recent hit productions including Othello, Frankenstein and War Horse in the making. Contributors include Alan Bennett, James Corden, Judi Dench, Marianne Elliott, Peter Hall, Derek Jacobi, Adrian Lester, Ian McKellen, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith and many more.

National Theatre Live encore screenings
As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, National Theatre Live will present encore screenings of some of the National’s most acclaimed recent productions at venues
throughout the UK: Shakespeare’s Hamlet on 22 October;  Frankenstein by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley, from 31 October;  and The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett on 7 November (see National Theatre Live page 8).

At the National
Platforms – see page 10 for the full schedule and participants.
The anniversary Platforms programme tells three very distinct stories. Scene Changes looks at the sweeping changes that have taken place across the theatre
sector over the last 50 years, both onstage and off.  National Histories tells very personal stories about the National by some of the leading artists who have been part of the company. Future Questions looks ahead at the challenges facing theatre
over the next 50 years.

Exhibitions  - see page 12 for more details
Chris Arthur: Scenes from National life Lyttelton Exhibition Area, from 9 September
National Theatre Lampoon Olivier Exhibition Area, from 19 September

The National Trail 1 October – 10 November
Part-treasure hunt, part-history tour, the National Trail takes the audience on an
exciting interactive journey around the NT. Follow the trail and discover hidden
glimpses into the rich history of the company. Solve all the clues and gain entry to the
secret vault where many other treasures await you. The National Trail has been
made by metro-boulot-dodo, who create innovative, engaging and unexpected
experiences which respond to their surroundings.

Your National Theatre
The NT archive tells the story of the company, the productions, and the opening of the building, but this history is incomplete without the experiences of our audiences.
We are asking for people’s memories of the NT. When did they first come here? What was their favourite production? They can tell us online or pick up a postcard at the NT, and help to tell the story of the National Theatre.

Timeline app
An exclusive window into the archive, an interactive timeline of the National Theatre’s first 50 years will be available to download for iPad. Focusing on 50 seminal productions, it will include beautiful photography, exclusive video interviews,
costume and set designs, audio features and original programme articles.

Online exhibitions
Curated by theatre specialists using the riches of the NT Archive, these exhibits will be made available online through the Google Cultural Institute, from September. The first exhibition will explore Greek theatre at the NT, with a further five exhibits planned over the next two years.

Limited Edition gifts
A National Theatre pop-up shop will appear on the South Bank this autumn for unique items created for the anniversary, also available to buy online. Iconic designers Michael Craig-Martin, Jamie Reid, Paula Scher, David Carson and Graphic Thought Facility have created signed, limited edition prints. A witty range of gifts centres on Shakespeare’s Tragedies, while artist Adam Dant stylishly celebrates the theatre audience. Plus gifts, cards and books featuring the best of young British design talent. Daniel Rosenthal’s book The National Theatre Story is also scheduled for publication this autumn. 

Your National Theatre, Chris Arthur: Scenes from National Life, National Theatre Lampoon, Online exhibitions and the Timeline app are supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Contact: Lucinda Morrison on 020 7452 3232; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



PEOPLE on tour
Selinda Cadell, Brigit Forsyth and Siân Phillips lead the cast of Alan Bennett’s PEOPLE on tour this autumn;  the cast also includes Alan Booty, Robin Bowerman, Simon Bubb, Danny Burns, Ellie Burrow, Clare Clifford, Andrew Coppin, Endy McKay, Adrian McLoughlin, Paul Moriarty, Anneli Page, Ieuan Rhys, Michael Thomas, Tamara Ustinov and Alexander Warner. Nicholas Hytner’s production visits: Birmingham Rep Theatre (3 – 21 Sept), Curve, Leicester (24 – 28 Sept), Theatre Royal, Norwich (1 – 5 Oct),  The Lowry, Salford (15 – 19 Oct), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (22 – 26 Octr), Milton Keynes Theatre (29 Oct – 2 Nov), Grand Theatre, Leeds (5 – 9 Nov) and Theatre Royal, Plymouth (12 – 16 Nov).
Contact:  Philippa Crossman on 020 7452 3231; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WAR HORSE on tour
The National Theatre’s award-winning production of War Horse begins a ten month, nine-venue tour of the UK and Dublin this autumn, visiting: Theatre Royal, Plymouth
(27 Sep – 12 Oct), Birmingham Hippodrome (16 Oct – 10 Nov), The Lowry, Salford
(20 Nov 2013 – 18 Jan 2014), Edinburgh Festival Theatre (22 Jan – 15 Feb), Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (19 Feb – 15 Mar), The Bord Géis Energy Theatre, Dublin (26 Mar – 26 Apr), Sunderland Empire Theatre (30 Apr – 17 May), Bradford  Alhambra (21 May – 14 Jun) and Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (18 Jun – 19 Jul). The West End production continues at the New London Theatre, currently booking until February 2014; a German language production entitled Gefährten opens in October 2013 at the Theater des Westens in Berlin.
Contact: Nada Zakula on 020 7452 3046 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nicholas Hytner’s production of OTHELLO, with Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear, will be broadcast live from the Olivier Theatre on 26 September. The Donmar Warehouse production of CORIOLANUS, with Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss, will be broadcast on 30 January 2014.  International dates for these screenings vary.

To coincide with the NT at 50 celebrations, there will be encore screenings in the UK of three previous NT productions: HAMLET, with Rory Kinnear, on 22 October; Danny Boyle’s production of FRANKENSTEIN with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Frankenstein and the Creature, from 31 October. Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, with Alex Jennings and the late Richard Griffiths, on 7 November. There will also be a chance for international audiences to see a screening of National Theatre: 50 years on stage from 2 November.

For venue information and booking details, please visit

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EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES by Erich Kästner, adapted by Carl Miller, opens in the Olivier Theatre on 4 December, directed by Bijan Sheibani. The central characters of Emil and the Detectives will be played by 9-13 year olds; the role of Emil will be shared by by Ethan Hammer, Toby Murray and Daniel Patten, with a 50-strong ensemble of children recruited from local London boroughs, schools and youth theatres. The adult cast will include Judy Flynn, Naomi Frederick, Stuart McQuarrie, Ella Kenion and Sue Wallace.

The full cast for THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Michael Longhurst, which opens on 30 September in The Shed, is: Vera Chok, Junix Inocian, Sarah Lam, Katie Leung, Chris Lew Kum Hoi and Daniel York. Design is by Chloe Lamford and lighting by Philip Gladwell, with music and sound by Max and Ben Ringham and movement by Anna Morrissey.

The cast for nut, a new play created and directed by debbie tucker green, which opens in The Shed on 5 November, includes Gershwyn Eustache Jr, Nadine Marshall, Sophie Stanton, Anthony Welsh and Sharlene Whyte. The production will be designed by Lisa Marie Hall, with movement by Polly Bennett, lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by Emma Laxton.



An eclectic programme of talks, discussions and interviews, offering the chance to learn more about the National’s work and the arts in general.
6pm (45 mins), £4/£3 unless stated;  BS = Platform followed by booksigning

Michael Frayn                                                Mon 9 September, 6pm Lyttelton BS
The playwright, whose work includes Noises Off and Copenhagen, talks to John Miller on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Complicite at 30 with Simon McBurney and Judith Dimant
Tue 10 September, 5.45pm Olivier
The artistic director and producer look back on 30 years of the company’s ground-breaking work, including The Master and Margarita and A Disappearing Number.

Joe Hill-Gibbins on Edward II                     Mon 16 September, 6pm Olivier
The director talks about his production of Marlowe’s play.

Private Eye A Cartoon History with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Mon 23 September, 5.45pm, Olivier BS
Editor Ian Hislop and cartoonist and writer Nick Newman discuss a new collection of
some of the funniest and most influential examples of the 30,000 Private Eye cartoons published in the last 50 years – from royalty and politics to yobs and giant hedgehogs. Chaired by Libby Purves.

Samuel Adamson and Tori Amos on The Light Princess 
Fri 18 October, 6pm Lyttelton
Co-authors Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson reflect on this new musical.

100 Great Plays for Women                         Wed 20 November, 6pm, The Shed BS
Director and writer Lucy Kerbel discusses her new book, which sets out to dispel the myth that there aren’t any good plays for women. Chaired by Kate Mosse.

The Linbury Prize for Stage Design           Wed 27 November, 6pm, The Shed
To coincide with this year’s Linbury Prize exhibition, a discussion with leading theatre practitioners explores the art of set and costume design.

Dennis Kelly and Melly Still on From Morning to Midnight
Thu 28 November, 6pm, Lyttelton
The playwright and director discuss this new version of Georg Kaiser’s play.

An Evening with Private Eye                      Mon 2 December 5.45pm (1hr),Lyttelton BS
Ian Hislop takes a satirical look back at the people and events of 2013 with special guests Harry Enfield, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens and John Sessions.

Derek Jacobi                                                 Thu 5 December, 6pm, Lyttelton BS
In As Luck Would Have It, the actor reflects on his life and a career that includes many celebrated Shakespeare performances, work with Olivier’s National Theatre company, and on TV, I Claudius and Last Tango in Halifax.

Carl Miller and Bijan Sheibani on Emil and the Detectives
Fri 6 December, 5.30pm, Olivier
The playwright and director talk about this new version of Erich Kästner’s story.

Michael Blakemore                                          Tue 10 December, 6pm, Lyttelton BS
The director talks about Stage Blood, his frank account of ‘fivetempestuous years in the earlylife of the National Theatre.’

Theatre Quiz                                                     Thu 19 December, 6pm, Lyttelton
The annual battle for theatrical knowledge between two competing National Theatre teams, hosted by Emma Freud.

50th Anniversary Platforms
For updates on guests and more information visit

Scene Changes 1.05 pm (50 mins) The Shed
A series of lunchtime discussions looking at some of the developments and changes in theatre, both off and on stage, over the past fifty years.
Theatre Architecture: new builds and modern refurbs Tuesday 1 October
Gillian Darley, Richard Pilbrow, Steve Tompkins and Keith Williams
Theatre Sound: from noises off to soundscapes Wednesday 2 October
Rob Barnard, Paul Groothuis and Gareth Fry.
Theatre Administration: marketing, ticketing, fundraising & access* Friday 4 October
Pim Baxter, Tony Heaton and Sarah Nicholson
Theatre Design: from stage flats to video walls Monday 7 October
Jon Bausor and Jon Driscoll.

Theatre Lighting: illuminating technological developments Tuesday 8 October
Paule Constable and Richard Pilbrow.
Theatre and Gender: steps towards greater parity Friday 11 October
Dominic Cooke and Mel Kenyon.
Theatre Venues: site specific, found spaces & outdoors Monday 14 October
Felix Barrett and Jenny Sealey.
Theatre and Education: from TIE to lifelong learning Tuesday 15 October
Kevin Cahill, Helen Nicholson, Lyndsey Turner and Roy Williams.
Theatre Criticism: from broadsheet to blog Friday 18 October
Michael Billington, Andrew Clarke, Catherine Love and Mark Shenton.
Theatre Music: from background music to composition Monday 21 October
Matthew Scott.
* Live speech to text transcription by STAGETEXT

National Histories  The Shed, Lyttelton & Olivier Theatres. Tickets £4/£3 concessions 6pm (45 mins) on October 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25
Ten simple questions, 50 years’ worth of possible answers. We ask key National Theatre figures – actors, writers, directors – the who, what, when, where and why of their recollections of the National. Each event will feature two guests; the line-up includes Simon Callow, Anne-Marie Duff, Marianne Elliott, Richard Eyre, David Hare, Nicholas Hytner, Alex Jennings, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, Clive Rowe, Juliet Stevenson and Julie Walters.

Future Questions Lyttelton Theatre. Tickets £4/£3 concessions (1hr)
Three panel discussions asking questions about the future of theatre.
Writing Wednesday 30 October 5.45pm
Will theatre continue to inspire writers to produce work for the stage in an  increasingly digital age? Will the plays now on our stages be performed in
50 years time? What tone will be set by the next generation of writers?
Funding Monday 4 November 5.45pm
Will public funding for the theatre become a thing of the past? Will an increased reliance on philanthropy have an effect on the work?
Regional TheatreTuesday 5 November 5.45pm
What is the future for regional theatre in the UK? How will regional theatres have to work to ensure their survival?

In Context
In Context events take place at the John Lyon Education Studio £20, £15 concessions.  

Liolà  Fri 11 October, 2 – 5pm
An in-depth introduction to Pirandello and the world of the play led by Emmanuela Tandello (Oxford University).

From Morning to MidnightThu 28 November 2 – 5pm
A special opportunity to find out about German Expressionism, led by Professor Sarah Colvin (Cambridge University) with members of the company. Followed by the Platform in the Lyttelton.

Adapting Children’s Novels for the Stage Thu 16 January 2 – 4.30pm
Playwrights, including Carl Miller (Emil and the Detectives) and Samuel Adamson (The Light Princess), discuss their approach to adapting children’s novels for the stage.

Contact:  Philippa Crossman on 020 7452 3231; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

50th anniversary EXHIBITIONs:
Chris Arthur: Scenes from National life Lyttelton Exhibition Area, from
9 September
Celebrating the working life of the National’s very first company, this exhibition includes brilliant unseen portraits, including Anthony Hopkins, Maggie Smith and
Laurence Olivier. Chris Arthur joined the lighting team of the National while making his first photographic experiments. Unique access allowed him to document the NT’s shows and company life, the backstage world of the Old Vic and the street life of Waterloo.
National Theatre LampoonOlivier Exhibition Area, from 19 September
Uncover the story of the National from the early 1900s to today through rarely-seen
cartoons and caricatures, satirical swipes from diarists, and records from the
National’s own archive. From the drawn-out struggle to establish a National Theatre to the love/hate relationship with Denys Lasdun’s building, and the 1970s strikes to the Romans in Britain court case and One Man, Two Guvnors, the NT’s triumphs and tribulations have provided rich pickings for cartoonists, alongside the inventive brilliance of theatre posters and illustrations by artists such as Gerald Scarfe and Bill Hewison.

The Linbury Prize                             Lyttelton Exhibition Area, 18 – 30 November
The Linbury Prize offers graduating designers a unique opportunity to win a professional commission with one of four major companies – English Touring Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Nottingham Playhouse and Scottish Dance Theatre in association with V & A Dundee.

Take a view
Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 Lyttelton Exhibition Area 7 Dec – 9 Feb
One of our most eagerly anticipated exhibitions returns for its seventh year, sponsored by Network Rail. The full-colour book will be available in the NT Bookshop. Photographer and awards founder Charlie Waite will be giving guided tours of the exhibition; for further details or tickets visit the website.

Contact: Philippa Crossman on 020 7452 3231; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Discover new skills and experience the excitement of theatre-making at the National with our inspiring programme for all ages.

Primary schools Workshops and projects exploring the production with a creative approach to the primary curriculum. KS1 and 2.
Secondary Schools Free pre-show workshops for Secondary Schools booking for the production.
Teacher Evening 25 Nov, £5 (includes a programme and a drink).

For Secondary Schools and Colleges

National Theatre Live: Othello schools screenings
Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare’s Othello, with Adrian Lester in the title role and Rory Kinnear as Iago, will be shown in cinemas around the UK on 11 and 14 October in the largest National Theatre Live screening especially for schools.
For further details and a full list of venues and ticket information, please visit

Student workshops and preshow Q&A available for every production, KS3+
NT Revealed for students
Coming up in spring 2014 – Devising, Costume, Wigs, Hair and Make-up, Set Design. secondary

For Teachers
Courses explore different aspects of teaching drama, making theatre in school, and personal impact in the classroom. teachers

For Adults
Theatreworks courses provide experiential workshops that will develop communication and presentation skills. theatreworks

Digital Classroom
Digital learning materials offer unique insights into making theatre, from directing to stage fighting, voice work, costume, set design and much more. Our specially produced content includes short films, interactive whiteboard resources, podcasts,
interviews and iTunes U courses, all available free of charge.

New Shakespeare resources for secondary schools
Short films on key themes and an interactive whiteboard resource, available from October, offer exclusive insights into the recent production of Othello.
For primary schools
New digital content on Romeo and Juliet exploring character, language and movement gives an exciting introduction to Shakespeare.

Contact: Lucinda Morrison on 020 7452 3232; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

12 September 2013

Public Information:
Public booking for From Morning to Midnight and further performances of Emil and the Detectives, The Light Princess and Edward II opens on 27 September; public booking for new productions in The Shed opens on 21 October.
Book tickets online at  
Box Office:  020 7452 3000, open 9.30am – 8pm  Information:  020 7452 3400

The National Theatre would appreciate an acknowledgement in the body of the text and/or as a separate footnote following editorial copy.

Travelex £12 Tickets sponsored by Travelex

The National Theatre is a J.P.Morgan Signature Series partner

The Shed Partner is Neptune Investment Management

The National Theatre is working in partnership with American Express

The National Theatre’s airline partner is American Airlines

The National Theatre’s partner for contemporary clothing is Hugo Boss

The National Theatre’s photographic images partner is Corbis

National Theatre Learning is supported by Goldman Sachs

Philips and the National Theatre are working in partnership to reduce energy consumption.

The official hotel partner of the National Theatre is Radisson Blu

Media partner of Travelex £12 Tickets: The Independent

The National Theatre wishes to acknowledge its partner National Angels Limited

The National Theatre is supported using public funding by
Arts Council England.

Andrew C. McGibbon



Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, The site was subsequently bought by, and became He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell