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Ignore The National Theatre’s Male-Playwright-Only Season

The reality is, the National Theatre is a leader in supporting women in theatre, at least according to one of its lighting designers. “If we want to give voices to women, then we need safe spaces to do so. This is about the direction of travel for our whole cultural sector and, while we can, and should, do better – the NT is a world leader.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, National Theatre, 04.12.19


Atwood to launch The Handmaid’s Tale sequel with live broadcast

Exclusive: Author’s interview about The Testaments will be filmed at National Theatre in LondonMargaret Atwood is to mark the publication of her sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale with a midnight launch in London on 9 September followed by a live interview at the National Theatre broadcast around the world.There will also be a six-date tour of the UK and Ireland. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Publishing, UK, London, Film, Fiction, UK News, Culture, Ireland, Margaret Atwood, National Theatre, Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale, LondonMargaret Atwood


Meghan Markle's Latest Hairstyle Is One We Didn't See Coming

Finding a beauty uniform is like finding your happy hour cocktail of choice. No matter what, you'll always look good when you go with what you know. Meghan Markle gets this. The Duchess of Sussex rarely dabbles outside of her center-parted waves, messy low bun, freckled skin, and nude lipstick MO... until recently.Markle, who is expecting her first child in April, has been switching it up in the beauty department and — like most things she does — we aren't mad at it. Back in December, she prese...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, National Theatre, Sussex, Meghan, Markle, MEGHAN MARKLE, Association of Commonwealth Universities, YUI MOK AFP Getty Images Earlier


Meghan Markle Switched Up Her Signature Messy Bun — & It Looks So Good

Meghan Markle might be entering her third trimester and in the process of moving palaces, but that hasn't slowed her down from fulfilling her royal duties. The Duchess of Sussex continues to make appearances that serve the greater good, while serving up a never-ending stream of beauty and fashion inspiration. Just two weeks after rocking an unexpected red lip, the Duchess of Sussex made another major beauty change — and this time, it's to her signature hairstyle.While arriving at the National T...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, National Theatre, Fiji, Sussex, Priyanka Chopra, Markle, MEGHAN MARKLE, Duchess of Sussex


The tortures of adapting Samuel Richardson’s ‘Pamela’

The term “bestseller” is a bit of a stretch for the eighteenth century, when books were expensive (though widely shared), and information about print-runs is hard to come by. But if any early novel deserves the title, it’s Samuel Richardson’s Pamela, which on publication in 1740 rapidly caught the imagination of Britain, Europe, and indeed America (the Philadelphia printing by Benjamin Franklin was the first unabridged American edition of any novel).The author of this innovative novel was a lead...
Tags: Books, London, Featured, Theatre, America, Paris, Adaptation, Literature, Philadelphia, National Theatre, Dublin, Benjamin Franklin, Richard III, Cate Blanchett, OWC, Carlo Goldoni


London Theater Review: ‘Hadestown’

Twelve years in the making, “Hadestown” has hit its moment bang on. A show that started life as a touring production for schools, instilling the Orpheus myth into kids through song, became a cult concept album, then an Off Broadway show. Anais Mitchell’s musical — a folk opera, really — is Broadway-bound next year, and […]
Tags: Reviews, London, Broadway, National Theatre, Rachel Chavkin, Anais Mitchell, Hadestown


Executive Director, The National Theatre

Arts Consulting Group is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director at The National Theatre in Washington, DC. Organization Since its opening in 1835, just a few blocks from the White House, The National Theatre (The National) has premiered landmark American musicals, including West Side Story in 1957; hosted presidential inaugural balls; and played a significant role in important national events, including the struggle for civil rights. Deeply steeped in the history of the United...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Washington, White House, America, Chicago, Debbie Reynolds, United States, Washington Dc, Broadway, National, Lincoln, National Theatre, Shakespeare, District Of Columbia, Board


Smart captioning glasses help deaf theatregoers follow the action

London's National Theatre has launched smart captioning glasses to make shows more accessible.
Tags: London, News, National Theatre


London Theater Review: ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ With Ralph Fiennes

The personal is political. Politics is personal. Few plays understand either statement as fully as “Antony and Cleopatra.” In showing us the private lives of politicians — the great loves of great warmongers — Shakespeare stresses that the two can never be disentangled. A lovers’ tiff can launch a thousand ships; a red rose can […]
Tags: Reviews, London, National Theatre, Shakespeare, Ralph Fiennes, Antony, Antony And Cleopatra


Executive Director, The National Theatre

Arts Consulting Group is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director at The National Theatre in Washington, DC. Organization Since its opening in 1835, just a few blocks from the White House, The National Theatre (The National) has premiered landmark American musicals, including West Side Story in 1957; hosted presidential inaugural balls; and played a significant role in important national events, including the struggle for civil rights. Deeply steeped in the history of the United...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Washington, White House, America, Chicago, Debbie Reynolds, United States, Washington Dc, Broadway, National, Lincoln, National Theatre, Shakespeare, District Of Columbia, Board


More UK Theatres Commit To Giving All Actors Who Audition A Yes-Or-No Response

Last week, in response to a social media campaign tagged #YesOrNo, Britain’s National Theatre promised to contact all actors who auditioned but weren’t cast to give them a definitive answer. Now the Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s Almeida and Royal Court, and several major regional playhouses have joined in making the same commitment, as have a number of prominent casting directors.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Britain, National Theatre, Royal Court, 08.20.18, Royal Shakespeare Company London s Almeida


UK playwrights condemn bombing of Gaza theatre

Caryl Churchill and National Theatre director bemoan ‘devastating loss’ after Israeli strikeLeading playwrights and directors in Britain have severely criticised the bombing of a major cultural centre in the Gaza Strip by Israel’s air force, calling it a “devastating loss for the already isolated community”.In a letter to the Guardian, 14 figures from UK theatre, including the director of the National Theatre, Rufus Norris, and dramatist Caryl Churchill, condemned the “total destruction” of the ...
Tags: UK, Israel, Theatre, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Gaza, Stage, Guardian, National Theatre, Rufus Norris, Caryl Churchill, Gaza Strip


London Theater Review: ‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ Directed by Sam Mendes

In Judaism, death is followed by the sitting of shiva. For seven days, seated mourners reflect on their loss. The ritual recurs throughout “The Lehman Trilogy,” playwright Steffano Massino’s sweeping history of Lehman Brothers, the small family firm that became one of the world’s biggest banks, up until the financial crash of 2008. Each time […]
Tags: Reviews, London, Judaism, Sam Mendes, National Theatre, Lehman Brothers, Simon Russell Beale, Steffano Massino


Man stabbed near Festival Hall London hours before Bafta TV awards

Police have yet to make an arrest after man in his 20s was attacked outside the National TheatreA man has been stabbed outside the National Theatre on the Southbank, London several hours before the Bafta Television awards began at the Royal Festival Hall nearby.The severity of the man’s injuries are not known. Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK News, National Theatre, Southbank London, Royal Festival Hall, Festival Hall London, Bafta Television


Eleven Rules for Writing from Eight Contemporary Playwrights 

Chances are most of us won’t be immediately familiar with the eight mostly British playwrights reflecting on their process in the National Theatre’s video, above. That’s a good thing. It's easier to choose which pieces of inspiring, occasionally conflicting writing advice to follow when the scale's not weighted down by the thumb of celebrity. (Though rest assured that there’s no shortage of people who do know their work, if the National Theater is placing them in the hot seat.) It’s ...
Tags: Google, Writing, College, Theatre, Creativity, National Theatre, Samuel Beckett, Facebook Twitter, August Wilson, National Theater, Constantin Stanislavski


London Theater Review: North Korea Saga ‘The Great Wave’

It’s nothing if not timely: Francis Turnly’s epic international mystery “The Great Wave” takes us into the soul of North Korea. A tale of two sisters – best of times, worst of times – this National Theatre production splits a family up across two very different nations to show just how much our lives are […]
Tags: Reviews, Japan, London, North Korea, National Theatre, Francis Turnly


Nicholas Hytner Is Wrong About Quotas For Theatre, And He Probably Knows It

The first season of his new company is all white men, and last week, the former director of the National Theatre got mad at those who suggested it should be more diverse - and of course the hit out at quotas. But, says one theatre scholar, Quotas are not about "compromising quality. We are not […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner, 03.10.18


London Theater Review: ‘Macbeth’ Starring Rory Kinnear

Here’s a real witches brew: a “Macbeth” so mangled it makes Hamlet look sane. For his first foray into Shakespeare’s Folio in 25 years, director Rufus Norris, also the artistic director of the National Theatre, has gone full-metal “Mad Max,” yanking the Scottish play out of its old, feudal state and dumping it down in […]
Tags: Reviews, London, National Theatre, Rufus Norris, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Rory Kinnear


West End Review: Hit Romantic Comedy ‘Beginning’

It starts with a silence and a glassy-eyed stare. At the end of a housewarming party in north London, the last two left standing look at one another. Hostess Laura — fortyish, svelte — wobbles slightly in the doorway. Danny — slightly younger, less svelte – stands swaying in the middle of the room, ketchup […]
Tags: Reviews, London, National Theatre, West End, Laura, Danny, Justine Mitchell, David Eldridge


What's Theatre Like In Right-Wing Hungary After A Cultural Crackdown?

Frankly, it's a bit more boring - and less dangerous in an overt sense, though it's certainly dangerous for some of the theatre-makers. "Independent-minded leaders of scores of theatres and other cultural organizations across the nation have been replaced by apparatchiks—including at the emblematic National Theatre, where popular actor-director Robert Alfoldi was sacked in 2013 […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, National Theatre, 12.24.17, In Right Wing Hungary, Robert Alfoldi


London Theater Review: ‘Pinocchio’

How ironic that “Pinocchio” should be a bit lifeless. With Disney handing over the keys to a cherished classic for the first time, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” director John Tiffany has served up an eye-popping production that is as stiff as a board. For all its staggering stagecraft, this “Pinocchio” is, for the […]
Tags: Reviews, London, Disney, Harry Potter, National Theatre, John Tiffany, Pinocchio


Weaving tales: Barber Shop Chronicles and theatre's wave of black hair shows

Inua Ellams’ hit play bounces between barbers around the world, taking audiences into a male world of rituals and politics, while women share their own hair stories in My Fro and Me The politics that surround the way black people choose (or don’t choose) to style (or not style) their hair can be a tangled issue beyond the salon. Theatre-makers are increasingly tackling the subject in stylish ways. In 2015, as part of the Africa Utopia festival, the British African theatre company Tiata Fahodzi i...
Tags: Fashion, London, Africa, Theatre, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Migration, Race issues, Beauty, Stage, National Theatre, British identity and society, Men's Hair


David Cassidy, former teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer NEW YORK >> David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family” and sold millions of records as the musical group’s lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. File – Singer and teen idol David Cassidy is seen in this April 1972 photo. Former teen idol Cassidy of “The Partridge Family” fame has died at age 67, publicist said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo) File – David Cassidy performs at Morongo Casino Friday, Ju...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, Celebrities, News, Abc, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, Obituaries, Broadway, Smokey Robinson, Obituary, Miami


London Theater Review: Bryan Cranston in ‘Network’

The medium is the message – or so they say. If Paddy Chayefsky’s classic TV news satire isn’t just prescient, but positively prophetic in our age of fake news, the point is pressed home by an intricate multimedia staging that makes it almost impossible to tell fact from fiction. Majestically played by “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan […]
Tags: Reviews, London, Network, National Theatre, Bryan Cranston, Ivo van Hove, Michelle Dockery, Bryan, Paddy Chayefsky


London Theater Review: ‘Young Marx,’ The First Play in Nicholas Hytner’s New Theater

London has a brand new theatre in The Bridge – not only the biggest to be built here in 20 years, but the first new commercial playhouse of its size in 80. Dreamed up by former National Theatre chiefs Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, it is a splendid addition: a flexible 900-seat auditorium designed by architects […]
Tags: Reviews, London, National Theatre, The Bridge, Marx, New Theater, Rory Kinnear, Nicholas Hytner, Nick Starr


Theatre giant Sir Peter Hall dies at 86

The former director of the National Theatre had a career that spanned half a century.
Tags: News, National Theatre, Peter Hall


Sir Peter Hall: Theatre giant dies aged 86

The former director of the National Theatre had a career that spanned half a century.
Tags: UK, News, National Theatre, Peter Hall


London Theater Review: ‘Follies’ With Imelda Staunton at the National Theatre

Guess that’s why they call him God. Stephen Sondheim’s paean to old Broadway, “Follies,” hasn’t had a full-bodied British revival since its West End premiere 30 years ago. With a cast that includes Imelda Staunton, director Dominic Cooke’s lavish, languid staging – his first-ever musical – showcases its riches, letting “Follies” stretch out in full... Read more »
Tags: Reviews, London, Stephen Sondheim, Legit, Broadway, National Theatre, Imelda Staunton, Follies, Dominic Cooke


Michelle Dockery Joins Bryan Cranston In NETWORK At The National Theatre

This autumn the National Theatre will stage the world-premiere ofNetwork,Lee Hall's new adaptation of the Oscar-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky.Directed byIvo van Hove, Tony Award winner Bryan CranstonplaysHoward Bealeand announced today is Michelle Dockery as Diana Christenson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, National Theatre, Bryan Cranston, Michelle Dockery, Paddy Chayefsky, BWW News Desk, Bryan CranstonplaysHoward Bealeand, Diana Christenson