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Usually running time 45 minutes

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Work type: Talk.

Rewriting the Nation - T01870399523

Aleks Sierz is joined by Sebastian Born, Ruth Little and Ben Power; this collection of literary managers and dramaturgs discuss the latest trends in new writing, examined in Sierz’s book, Rewriting the Nation.
7 Feb 11Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Shakespeare on Screen: Hamlet and Twelfth Night - T0700099346

Shakespeare has inspired some unforgettable screen moments. Using clips from various film versions of Hamlet and Twelfth Night and some genre adaptations, Daniel Rosenthal explores the rich variety of Shakespearean cinema.
27 Jan 11Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Peter Hall on Twelfth Night - T1237869083

To mark his 80th birthday, the director discusses his career and his latest production, Twelfth Night.
21 Jan 11Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Theatre Quiz - T1676849524

Emma Freud takes charge of two rival National Theatre companies as they do battle over theatrical knowledge in the annual quiz.
21 Dec 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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The Best Christmas Present in the World with Michael Morpurgo and Coope Boyes and Simpson - T1017723023

1914: the famous Christmas Truce and Anglo-German football match in No-Man’s Land. A century later: a soldier’s letter is found in an antique desk. Michael Morpurgo tells his moving story accompanied by a capella carols from Coope, Boyes & Simpson.
20 Dec 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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An Evening with Private Eye - T0885050984

Private Eye’s Ian Hislop makes his annual appearance at the National to take a satirical look at the events and people of 2010. With special guests Katy Brand, Craig Brown, Harry Enfield, Lewis MacLeod, and John Sessions. private-eye.co.uk Running time 1hr
13 Dec 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Judi Dench - T01253297463

Judi Dench’s career spans over fifty years, from Juliet at the Old Vic to Titania at the Rose, via films and TV, awards and accolades. She talks to John Miller as her new book, And Furthermore, is published.
9 Dec 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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The Cranford Companions - T751133866

Sue Birtwistle is the producer of the BBC’s award-winning Cranford series. She is joined by cast members to celebrate The Cranford Companion, a behind-the-scenes look at the dramatisation and the experience for the actors living in this 1840s world.
8 Dec 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Maureen Lipman - T01414192793

Actress and author Maureen Lipman, and special guests, present a selection from I Must Collect Myself, her sharp and enjoyable observations on everyday life.
6 Dec 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Jo Brand - T01303242736

Comedienne Jo Brand reflects on motherhood, life on the comedy circuit and attempts to tart her up for telly in Can’t Stand Up For Sitting Down.
17 Nov 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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David Bradley in On the Harmful effects of Tobacco and Can Cause Death - T2051129717

On the Harmful effects of Tobacco by Anton Chekhov (trans. Carol Rocamora) Tired husband and enthusiastic smoker Nyukhin delivers a lecture on the evils of smoking, but is it really that simple? Can Cause Death by Alison Carr Alison Carr’s revealing portrait of Nyukhin’s wife accompanies Chekhov’s comic monologue. David Bradley plays both man and wife. Directed by Charlotte Bennett and designed by Fabrice Serafino for Forward Theatre Project.
11 Nov 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Can We Talk About This? - T01837276890

Freedom of speech, multiculturalism, religion and offence; this debate will feed into the research and development for a new work by DV8 Physical Theatre. Guests include Mark Halstead (Education and Professional development, University of Huddersfield), Rumy Hasan (Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex), Gita Sahgal (journalist and former Head of Amnesty International's Gender Unit), and Salman Sayyid (School of Sociology and Social Policy, Leeds University).
8 Nov 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Ralph Koltai - T1838814586

The celebrated theatre designer talks about his work and his new NT exhibition of metal collages , in which he returns to his roots as a three-dimensional artist.
5 Nov 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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William Gaskill - T1835384055

A believer in the supremacy of the writer in theatre, William Gaskill shows how to bring the text of a play to life on stage in Words into Action, drawing on his own extensive experience of directing at Olivier’s National Theatre and the Royal Court in the 60s, and Joint Stock in the 70s and 80s. He is joined by Max Stafford-Clark.
1 Nov 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Steven Berkoff - T0434537632

In Diary of a Juvenile Delinquent, the actor, director, writer and playwright paints a startling portrait of his East End childhood and the beginnings of a career that would range from Decadence and The Trial on stage to the films A Clockwork Orange and Beverly Hills Cop.
29 Oct 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Josie Rourke on Men Should Weep - T01750583931

The Artistic Director of the Bush discusses her NT production of Ena Lamont Stewart’s play Men Should Weep, set in Glasgow in the 1930s depression.
28 Oct 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Nicholas Hytner on Hamlet - T839458025

The National’s current Director, like his predecessors - Olivier in 1963, Hall in 1976 and Eyre in 1989 - has now directed this iconic play; he talks about the production.
22 Oct 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Craig Brown: The Lost Diaries with Eleanor Bron Jon Culshaw and Edward Fox - T509489738

Private Eye’s Craig Brown and guests read from The Lost Diaries, prying into the intimate daily comings and goings of such celebrated diarists as Virginia Woolf, Heather Mills McCartney, Harold Pinter, Kenneth Tynan and Nigella Lawson.
19 Oct 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Neil Bartlett Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler on Or You Could Kiss Me - T0491219833

The founders of the South African puppet company Handspring, creators of the celebrated War Horse puppets, discuss new play Or You Could Kiss Me with their director and collaborator, Neil Bartlett.
18 Oct 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Matthew Dunster and Drew Pautz on Love the Sinner - T1687230033

Drew Pautz talks with his director Matthew
15 Jun 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Robert Lindsay - T219675922

In his book Letting Go, actor Robert Lindsay reveals the people and events that have influenced his life.
3 Jun 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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In Conversation with Simon Russell Beale - T872719886

A chance to hear NT company members talking about their career and current role, and answering your questions.
1 Jun 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Contemporary European Theatre Directors - T01955811537

This new study of the latest generation of European auteur-directors, looks at how theatre has responded to the fall of the Berlin wall, the rise of globalisation and the expansion
28 May 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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O'Neill and Williams: American Giants - T0590345800

A scholarly pairing of Christopher Bigsby and Gilbert Debusscher celebrates two giants of the American stage.
26 May 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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In Conversation with Richard Briers - T0743177324

A chance to hear NT company members talking about their career and current role, and answering your questions.
24 May 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Nicholas Hytner on London Assurance - T51550907

The National’s Director talks about his new production of Boucicault’s comedy.
24 May 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Josephine Hart: Auden Truth Out of Time - T01266795651

The author Josephine Hart is joined by special guests to present her selection of the work of WH Auden.
17 May 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Victorian Fancies - T1303300201

A chance to discover more about the age of melodrama, music hall and richly comic drama ­ with extracts, songs, discussion and a special presentation of Boucicault’s version of The Corsican Brothers.
15 May 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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In Conversation with Fiona Shaw - T0762937398

A chance to hear NT company members talking about their career and current role, and answering your questions.
14 May 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Middleton: Renaissance Man - T1266697694

"Men buy their slaves, but women buy their masters." Gary Taylor, editor of The Oxford Middleton talks about a playwright called ‘feminist’ by some and ‘misogynist’ by others.
10 May 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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In Conversation with Richard Griffiths - T0911743111

A chance to hear NT company members talking about their career and current role, and answering your questions.
7 May 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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John Bridcut: Birtten Truth About Love? - T0330297884

The documentary-maker and writer talks about the life of Benjamin Britten, which formed the basis of Britten’s Children.
7 May 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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In Conversation with Alex Jennings - T1726916762

A chance to hear NT company members talking about their career and current role, and answering your questions.
30 Apr 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Marianne Elliott on Women Beware Women - T0215348917

Director Marianne Elliott talks about her new production of Thomas Middleton’s revenge tragedy.
29 Apr 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Bulgakov: Russian Satirist - T2066063232

Journalist and author Misha Glenny, and writer James Meek examine the life of the troubled Soviet novelist and playwright, and reveal their passion for his work.
28 Apr 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Laurie Sansom on Beyond the Horizon and Spring Storm - T01440419945

The director discusses his productions of the O’Neill and Williams plays as they arrive at the NT from Northampton.
28 Apr 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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David Hare - T233205796

David Hare’s first full-length play, Slag, opened at Hampstead Theatre on 6 April 1970. To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his debut, and the sixteen plays he has had performed at the National Theatre, he talks about his long life as a dramatist.
14 Apr 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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John Caird with Simon Russell Beale - T0447408859

In Theatre Craft, the director of Stanley, Peter Pan and Hamlet (2000) at the National offers practical advice on all areas of directing, from Acting and Adaptation, to Sound Effects and Wardrobe. He discusses the book with Simon Russell Beale
9 Apr 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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John Humphrys - T190650553

John Humphreys, presenter of Today and Mastermind, has just published his seventh book, and has decided that’s quite enough to be going on with. He reflects on the journalist as author and political interrogator, and why he decided to write a funny book after dealing with such weighty subjects as social change, industrial food production, the English language, God and death.
29 Mar 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Alison Chitty - T01948840742

To coincide with the NT exhibition , one of our leading theatre designers talks about her illustrious career.
2 Mar 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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A Study of Art 2: WH Auden - T1835064023

With former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, and Paul Kent, academic and colleague of Auden’s from Oxford. Chaired by James Naughtie (2hrs)
27 Feb 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Rattigan Revisited - T01773431360

Terence Rattigan was one of our most important playwrights, whose work fell hugely out of fashion in the 1950s. Biographer Geoffrey Wansell discusses this abrupt dismissal, his recent reappraisal and a life of concealment
24 Feb 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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A Study of Art 1: Benjamin Britten - T1753942629

Discover more about the poet and the composer at the centre of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art. These extended Platforms combine performance, analysis and discussion to offer a deeper understanding of their life, work and artistic legacy. (2hrs)Performer Elisabeth Meister (soprano). Performer Genista McIntosh (chair).
20 Feb 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Tony Benn - T01167785898

Letters to my Grandchildren is Tony Benn’s impassioned correspondence to the next generation to help them avoid the mistakes their parents and grandparents made and to fan "he flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope."
19 Feb 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Stephen Sondheim - T536467171

Stephen Sondheim’s work includes West Side Story, Follies, and Sweeney Todd. Marking his 80th birthday, he talks about a life spent meticulously ‘putting it together’.
17 Feb 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Anna Mackmin and Tamsin Oglesby on Really Old, Like Forty-Five - T59477532

Tamsin Oglesby talks with her director Anna Mackmin about this new play.
5 Feb 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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David Dimbleby - T0459666479

David Dimbleby’s The Seven Ages of Britain uncovers the story of how British art reflects our history and heralds the major events of each era.
3 Feb 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Luise Rainer - T01635898222

Actress Luise Rainer celebrates her 100th birthday in January. In a specially extended Platform she reflects on an extraordinary career: discovered by Max Reinhardt and serenaded by Charlie Chaplin, she was the first person to win back-to-back Best Actress Academy Awards in the 1930s for The Great Zeigfeld and The Good Earth, married playwright Clifford Odets, and campaigned for Brecht to leave Nazi Germany. She also discusses the political and social changes she has witnessed over the course of a century, with Christopher Frayling. (1hr 15mins)
1 Feb 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Felix Barrett and Tom Morris on Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - T01581917298

As Tom Stoppard’s play for actors and orchestra returns to the Olivier, the directors discuss the production.
25 Jan 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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The Annual Jocelyn Herbert Lecture Richard Eyre: Less is More - T01307047365

In memory of designer Jocelyn Herbert, the former director of the National Theatre gives the first annual lecture to celebrate the role of the theatre designer.Felix Barrett and Tom Morris on Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
22 Jan 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Antonia Fraser - T01684110060

Must You Go? is Antonia Fraser’s memoir of her life with Harold Pinter. She discusses the book with Mark Lawson.
21 Jan 10Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Terry Pratchett - T385675439

One of our most imaginative writers talks about his work.
19 Jan 10Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Katie Mitchell on Pains of Youth - T0311634967

The director talks about her new production.
6 Jan 10Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Theatre Quiz - T1992928586

Emma Freud takes charge of two rival National Theatre companies as they do battle over theatrical knowledge in the festive annual quiz.
18 Dec 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Mark Ravenhill and Melly Still on Nation - T02131868793

The playwright and director discuss bringing Terry Pratchett’s parallel world to the stage.
16 Dec 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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An Evening with Private Eye - T01516552784

Private Eye’s Ian Hislop and guests make their annual appearance at the National to take a satirical look at the newsworthy events and people of 2009.
14 Dec 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Michael Frayn - T1319447701

Mid-career, the playwright returned to his old trade of journalism and wrote about places in the world that interested him. He discusses his travel writing from the 60s and 70s in Travels with a Typewriter.
10 Dec 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner on the Habit of Art - T018925300

The writer and director discuss their latest collaboration.
8 Dec 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Adrian Noble - T0918338303

In How to do Shakespeare, the former director of the RSC sheds new light on performing the complex but rewarding texts.
4 Dec 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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The Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2009 - T01485335806

To coincide with the Linbury Prize Exhibition at the National (see below under Exhibitions), leading designers discuss the art of stage and costume design.
23 Nov 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Quentin Blake and David Walliams - T531908447

Little Britain’s David Walliams is joined by his illustrator, Quentin Blake, to talk about his new children’s book, Mr Stink, an hilarious tale of family secrets... and a tramp in a shed.
13 Nov 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Alan Davies - T1093923624

Alan Davies, of QI and Jonathan Creek, introduces My Favourite People & Me, a memoir of his Essex childhood, his changing enthusiasms for Barry Sheene, Arsenal and an early interest in politics and comedy.
9 Nov 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Michael Rosen - T0687789779

Michael Rosen, former Children’s Laureate, award-winning author and champion of children’s poetry, performs an exciting and exuberant selection of poems for 7­11 year-olds.
3 Nov 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Amadeus 30 Years On - T1838119782

Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus opened in the Olivier in the autumn of 1979. Thirty years on, key figures in the creation of this legendary production reunite to look back on a theatrical phenomenon.
29 Oct 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Leslie Caron - T02129105997

In Thank Heaven..., Leslie Caron reflects on a film career which includes Gigi and Chocolat, her marriage to Peter Hall, her friendship with Rudolf Nureyev, and dancing with Fred Astaire.
27 Oct 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Alan Bennett - T30145964

With a new play at the National ­ The Habit of Art; a new edition of his poignant memoir ­ A Life Like Other People’s; and a new DVD collection of his TV work ­ Alan Bennett at the BBC, one of our best-loved writers is busier than ever. The celebrated writer reads from and talks about his extensive work.
26 Oct 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Dara O'Briain - T0931564767

The Irish comic casts an affectionate eye over British mores and manners in Tickling the English, and seeks to understand this nostalgic, eccentric and gin-loving Sceptred Isle.
23 Oct 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo - T0434760542

With powerful, lyrical a capella songs from Coope, Boyes & Simpson, former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo (author of War Horse) reads his moving story of two brothers-in-arms, as Tommo Peaceful reflects on his life during one long night in the First World War behind the lines of the battlefield of Ypres.
19 Oct 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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BlackTheatre Archive at the NT - T1239555711

Kwame Kwei-Armah is joined by fellow playwrights Michael Abbensetts to introduce the Black Theatre Archive based at the NT Studio; a major venture to archive and record extracts from every black British play produced in the UK. Alongside rehearsed readings, they discuss the genesis of the project.
16 Oct 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Roy Hudd - T1675155912

With his trademark warmth, wit and enthusiasm, Roy Hudd celebrates his extraordinary 50-year career, ranging from The News Huddlines to panto and Pinter.
15 Oct 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Beyond our Ken: The Multiverse of Ken Campbell - T0838413666

An evening of capers, memories and divine improvisation which aims to invoke the spirit of the late, great Ken Campbell. With those he inspired we journey from the Road Show days, through Illuminatus! and The Warp, to his acclaimed one-man shows and impro-ventriloquial escapades. Ken Campbell’s productions at the National Theatre included Jamais Vu, Violin Time, Theatre Stories and Pidgin Macbeth. He died on 2 September 2008.
12 Oct 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Mark Thomas: A Comic Tries to Understand the Economic Crisis - T681029965

As David Hare’s The Power of Yes continues in the Lyttelton, comedian and political activist Mark Thomas interviews key political figures and academics as he explores the financial crisis in his inimitable fashion. Holder of the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Political Demonstrations in 24 Hours’ and a commendation from Amnesty International, Mark Thomas’ investigations include the arms trade and Coca Cola. Run time 1hr 30mins
12 Oct 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Gregory Doran - T1506269884

Lovingly compiled by RSC associate director Gregory Doran, The Shakespeare Almanac is a cornucopia of the family occasions, changing seasons, local customs and global events that made up Shakespeare’s world, illustrated with quotations from his plays and poetry.
9 Oct 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner on Mother Courage - T463774193

As they take on Brecht in the Olivier, Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner discuss their latest collaboration.
8 Oct 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Michael Palin - T0478775758

In the second volume of his diaries, Halfway to Hollywood, the scriptwriter, comedian, novelist, TV presenter, actor and playwright, Michael Palin, looks back with his customary wit and enthusiasm on the decade that took him from the end of the Pythons, via A Fish Called Wanda and A Private Function to the beginnings of Around the World in 80 Days.
6 Oct 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Roald Dahl with Quentin Blake and Friends - T1194880975

To celebrate the fourth annual Roald Dahl Day, his principal illustrator Quentin Blake once again draws live on stage, and is joined by actors reading from Dahl’s work.
3 Oct 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Bijan Sheibani on Our Class - T02054175784

The director discusses his production of the new play by Tadeusz Slobodzianek
2 Oct 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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June Whitfield - T729585949

June Whitfield, whose iconic comedy creations range from the ever-single Eth Glum in Take It From Here in the 50s to the ever-patient mother in Absolutely Fabulous in the 90s, reflects on her rich career in At A Glance, an illustrated account of her life and times.
17 Sep 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Griff Rhys Jones - T01412601554

The comedian, actor, presenter and writer, Griff Rhys Jones, returns to the scene of his river-bound escape as Toad in The Wind in the Willows, to talk about his new book, Rivers, investigating the history and changing face of Britain’s rivers, and exploring how they have inspired industry, commerce and the arts.
15 Sep 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Richard Eyre - T1504132443

In Talking Theatre, his collection of candid interviews with actors, writers, composers and directors - from Dench and Stoppard to Sondheim and Lepage - Richard Eyre offers a unique insight into the working lives of 41 major theatre practitioners, and discusses the future of the dramatic form.
10 Sep 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Joss Ackland - T01435904076

Actor Joss Ackland, whose 50-year career includes celebrated performances in White Mischief and Shadowlands, talks about My Better Half and Me, which combines the candid diaries of his late wife, Rosemary, with his own observations on the life they spent together.
7 Sep 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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David Edgar - T1151375369

The founder of Britain’s first university play-writing course 20 years ago, playwright David Edgar analyses how plays function in his book How Plays Work, arguing that the same basic mechanisms and techniques have been employed by dramatists throughout the ages from Aeschylus to Ayckbourn.
3 Sep 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Very Lynn - T0644109078

The Forces’ Sweetheart, Vera Lynn, marks the 70th anniversary of the start of WWII with Some Sunny Day, a new memoir of her extraordinary career in momentous times.
18 Aug 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Hanif Kureishi and Jatinder Verma on The Black Album - T01978343257

The writer and director talk about this new adaptation of Kureishi’s acclaimed novel set in 1989.
10 Aug 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Andrew Motion and Claire Tomalin on Keats - T0277920789

Keats is a poet who never goes out of fashion. Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate and biographer of Keats, joins Claire Tomalin to discuss and read from her selection of Keats’ work.
29 Jul 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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An Experiment with Time...and the Conways - T201136644

Time and the Conways was inspired by J W Dunne’s 1927 An Experiment with Time, which argues that our past, present and future exist concurrently. Physicist Jeff Forshaw, writer Anthony Peake and Hattie Morahan, who plays time-slipping Kay in the current production, discuss Priestley’s play, Dunne’s influence and the latest in time theories with Daniel Rosenthal.
24 Jul 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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Joan Bakewell - T0309098444

In her first novel, All the Nice Girls, Joan Bakewell tells a stirring tale of living life to the full and the virtue of integrity and patriotism in a wartime Manchester girls’ school.
14 Jul 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
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New Connections Writers' Forum - T01854148203

As the annual season of new plays for young people ends its run at the National, the writers look back on their experiences of the programme.
7 Jul 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Shakespeare's Soul: Jonathan Bate - T1072690178

In his new biography, Soul of the Age, Jonathan Bate weaves an exhilarating tapestry of the Elizabethan beliefs and obsessions, private passions and political intrigues that shaped and informed Shakespeare’s mind.
3 Jul 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Lorna Luft - T1326285919

The celebrated performer, actress and recording artist comes to the National to talk about her acclaimed career - most recently playing the Wicked Witch of the West - and living with the memory of her mother, the legendary Judy Garland.
26 Jun 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Marianne Elliott on All's Well That Ends Well - T1896160296

The director Marianne Elliott discusses her new production of Shakespeare’s 'problem' play.
24 Jun 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Shakespeare Blogged: Nick Asbury and Simon Reade - T860658886

Actor and RSC blogger Nick Asbury joins director and author Simon Reade for a light-hearted look at how Shakespeare the playwright would survive in today’s world of internet scrutiny and arts subsidy.
23 Jun 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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The Work of Wole Soyinka - T1527451181

Maya Jaggi, Ben Okri and Jane Plastow examine the life and career of the Nobel prize-winning author of Death and the King’s Horseman.
12 Jun 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Matt Charman and Richard Eyre on The Observer - T1510919059

Writer and director talk about this new play set during a West African election
4 Jun 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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The Marlowe Legacy - T0142536180

A wide-ranging look at a life rich with drama, poetry and intrigue; Lisa Hopkins discusses Marlowe’s literary legacy, Ged Parsons his frequent fictional appearances, and Simon Shepherd looks at affairs of state in turbulent times.
29 May 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0908037097

Frantic Assembly: Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett - T1639782913

In their practical book on devising, the artistic directors of Frantic Assembly reflect on the history and practice of their innovative company.
28 May 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01997815296

Rupert Goold on Time and the Conways - T1697211431

The director talks about his new production of Priestley’s ‘time play’.
14 May 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L2016592510

Virginia McKenna - T0468658224

Virginia McKenna’s autobiography looks back on a career which includes celebrated performances in The Cruel Sea and A Town Like Alice and her role in the conservation and animal welfare movement as founder of The Born Free Foundation.
28 Apr 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0121368725

Ten Years of the Children's Laureate - T0252319179

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the inauguration of the Children’s Laureate, Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson reflect on the fun and challenges of being Laureate and discuss the current trend of dramatic adaptations of children’s novels.
27 Apr 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L1719928708

Paris Calling - T01028710093

A chance to hear extracts from three newly translated contemporary French plays: Holy Land by Mohamed Kacimi ­ a contemporary tragedy in occupied territories. The beginning of by Pascal Rambert ­ a meditation on the surprise of love. Moi aussi je suis Catherine Deneuve by Pierre Notte ­ a dark comedy of dysfunctional family life.
23 Apr 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L906413882

Paris Calling: Discussion - T01964593434

Playwrights from the series discuss the current state of French playwriting and the genesis and development of the Paris Calling season.
23 Apr 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01154328935

Rufus Norris on Death and the King's Horseman - T0265229012

Rufus Norris talks about his new production of Wole Soyinka’s play.
22 Apr 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L807849911

Jonathan Dimbleby - T01491766111

In Russia, Jonathan Dimbleby looks at how her past has shaped her current identity, and investigates what modern Russia means to her people now.
16 Apr 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L757058336

Immigration in Literature - T0246439902

The subject of immigration into London has inspired a wealth of fiction, biography and drama, most recently England People Very Nice. Writers, including Charles Nicholl and Robert McLiam Wilson, discuss the literary history of migrating Huguenots, Irish, Jewish and Bangladeshi communities.
15 Apr 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01875136955

In Conversation with... Rory Kinnear - T1392692223

Rory Kinnear talks about his career.
3 Apr 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L247253174

Alain De Botton - T01200823992

We spend much of our lives at work ­ both one of the most exciting and most painful of all our activities. Alain de Botton introduces The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, exploring the modern workplace and what makes jobs either fulfilling or soul-destroying.
2 Apr 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01200561725

Peter Flannery on Burnt by the Sun - T01323341107

Peter Flannery talks about his theatrical adaptation of this story set in Soviet Russia.
24 Mar 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1372111228

Berlin - A Reading by David Hare - T01258416704

Hare reads a 55-minute meditation about Germany’s restored capital ­ both what it represents in European history, and the peculiar part it has played in his own life. Running time approx 55 minsDirector Stephen Daldry.
10 Feb 09 to 20 Mar 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L139815707

Sandi Toksvig Presents The Great Feminist Quiz - T1634874910

Sandi Toksvig, Fiona Laird and friends celebrate the post-feminist age. Marvel at the fact that women now own as much as 1% of the world's assets and in as little as 187 years, women in Britain could be paid the same as men.
5 Mar 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L179500465

In Conversation with... Claire Skinner - T0398077813

The actress talks about playing the title role in Mrs Affleck. Running time 1 hour
2 Mar 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
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Richard Bean on England People Very Nice - T0124719068

The writer discusses his new play about immigration into London’s East End.
27 Feb 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Michael Kustow - T0431122247

Outspoken writer, producer and cultural activist Michael Kustow, reflects on In Search of Jerusalem, his year-long spiritual journey from India to Israel and Palestine, revisiting the places, people and ideas that have formed his beliefs.
26 Feb 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L212559512

The Satanic Verses Twenty Years On - T01162519849

Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini sent a startling valentine to the prize-winning novelist Salman Rushdie, in the form of a fatwa which condemned the author and his novel, The Satanic Verses: a moment when global forces set religion and imaginative expression against one another. Twenty years on, English PEN and the National bring together actors and writers to read from the novel and discuss the implications of the fatwa against the writer.
14 Feb 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0557059602

Tom Stoppard on Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - T1681231066

The playwright discusses his play for actors and orchestra.
14 Feb 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L02008467235

Marianne Elliott and Samuel Adamson on Mrs Affeck - T1806556849

The director and playwright talk about this new production, inspired by Ibsen’s Little Eyolf.
11 Feb 09Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01541687440

Ian Kelly on Casanova - T0316667918

Ian Kelly reveals a very different Casanova from the legendary lover in his new biography.
4 Feb 09Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01174018219

Michael Morpurgo - T391570063

As the revival of War Horse continues in the Olivier, the author reflects on Joey’s journey to the stage.
22 Jan 09Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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Seeing Landscapes - T1720297198

Four talks from renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite.
8 Dec 08 to 6 Jan 09National Theatre, West End :: V400
listing details L1332149185

Jonathan Croall on Sybil Thorndike - T0255724648

Biographer Jonathan Croall talks about Sybil Thorndike’s glittering career.
16 Dec 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1845722963

Christopher Bigsby on Arthur Miller - T1681945053

Christopher Bigsby introduces his much-anticipated biography of one of the 20th century’s greatest playwrights.
10 Dec 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1265032908

Julie Walters - T2025204763

As her autobiography is published, a comedy legend returns to the National to reflect on her hugely diverse 25-year career.
4 Dec 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L02121566526

An Evening with Private Eye - T01333718156

1 Dec 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1619952671

Michael Holroyd and Richard Briers on Ellen Terry and Henry Irving - T1481266858

Michael Holroyd is joined by fellow Irving-enthusiast, Richard Briers, to examine the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry and Henry Irving.
28 Nov 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01204249619

Tracy Letts and Anna D Shapiro on August: Osage County - T050213687

The playwright, Tracy Letts, and director, Anna D Shapiro, discuss Steppenwolf’s award-winning production.
28 Nov 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L02067102488

Bill Paterson - T069399705

Actor Bill Paterson, brought up in 50s Glasgow, reads from Tales from the Back Green
19 Nov 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01599942978

In Conversation with Clare Higgins - T1757288976

The actress talks about her current role as Jocasta in Oedipus and her career.
17 Nov 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01812462933

Mike Brearley on the Oedipus Complex - T01740997771

The psychoanalyst and former England cricket captain explores the connection between Sophocles’ telling of the Oedipus story, and Freud’s analysis.
14 Nov 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0910891580

Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful - T0959982273

Powerful, lyrical songs and evocative readings tell the story of two brothers-in-arms in the First World War battlefields of Ypres.
10 Nov 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L093126922

Russell T Davies - T510049672

The man who rejuvenated one of the BBC’s most iconic programmes talks to Benjamin Cook about Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale.
7 Nov 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0141682941

Jonathan Kent on Oedipus - T01044124147

The director reflects on his production of Sophocles' tragedy.
6 Nov 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L384997820

On to be Straight with You - T1130849374

Guests including Douglas Murray (Centre for Social Cohesion) and Andrea Minichiello Williams (Christian Legal Centre), discuss the challenging themes of this work.
5 Nov 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0296876815

In Conversation with Ralph Fiennes - T02023754592

Prior to ‘In Conversation’, the National Theatre Archive will present a free screening of one of the guests’ previous performances, accompanied by an illustrated talk with photos, programmes and other archive material (numbers limited to 25). Running time 1 hour
24 Oct 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L975565179

The Horse Whisperers - T078438965

A unique chance to see the celebrated ‘Man Who Listens to Horses’, Monty Roberts, and the horse psychologist, Kelly Marks.
22 Oct 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L1700359474

Peter Gill - T616792164

Apprenticeship is Peter Gill’s potent recollection of the changing theatrical landscape of the 60s and his journey from being a young actor to becoming a director and playwright.
17 Oct 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1969105615

Roger Moore - T975500070

UNICEF ambassador and legendary screen actor, Roger Moore, talks about his long and illustrious career
16 Oct 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L730764249

Sheila Hancock - T01415348231

Just Me is the moving and honest account of Sheila Hancock’s life since the death of her husband, John Thaw.
15 Oct 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L737063640

Stella Duffy - T1834225434

Writer and actor Stella Duffy talks about her new novel The Room of Lost Things.
10 Oct 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1606118429

Katie Mitchell - T345910295

One of the most adventurous directors working today talks about her new book, The Director’s Craft.
9 Oct 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1708078

Denis Norden - T01721263616

The distinguished comedy writer and presenter is joined by Barry Cryer to look back on his career in Clips from a Life.
8 Oct 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1188161627

Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan on In-I - T0649587291

Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan and actress Juliette Binoche discuss their new collaboration.
6 Oct 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L95680180

Enda Walsh and Mikel Murfi on the Walworth Farce - T0667816925

The playwright and director reflect on the play's journey from Galway to Edinburgh and Broadway.
26 Sep 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0570358806

No Strings Attached - T1194563222

A practical demonstration by leading contemporary puppeteers celebrates the increasingly popular trend of using puppets alongside performers in the theatre.
26 Sep 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L233822985

Doris Lessing - T01514617252

In her new book, Alfred and Emily, the Nobel Laureate explores the lives of her parents, both irrevocably damaged by the Great War.
24 Sep 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L14121895

Elaine Paige - T1336867601

The iconic star of Evita, Cats and Sunset Boulevard celebrates 40 years on the stage.
23 Sep 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L1391485264

Richard Attenborough - T01024289070

Together with his co-author, Diana Hawkins, he reflects on Entirely Up To You, Darling, their account of his extraordinarily diverse career.
18 Sep 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0257434187

Rebecca Lenkiewicz on Her Naked Skin - T01437922833

1 Sep 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L1509237862

In Conversation with Lesley Manville - T0241891500

Prior to ‘In Conversation’, the National Theatre Archive will present a free screening of one of the guests’ previous performances, accompanied by an illustrated talk with photos, programmes and other archive material (numbers limited to 25). Running time 1 hour
1 Sep 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L712217471
7 Aug 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0643409208

Shirley Williams and June Purvis The Suffragettes' Legacy - T451510648

One of the most senior women to have served in the Palace of Westminster and the Pankhursts’ biographer, join Genista McIntosh to discuss the suffragettes.
22 Aug 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L236245171

Katie Mitchell on....Some Trace of Her - T0560812372

The director talks about her production based on The Idiot, Dostoevsky’s depiction of the 'positively good man'.
12 Aug 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01905391817

Corin Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave - T01680419499

Two members of one of our most celebrated acting dynasties reflect on their remarkable family legacy and their eclectic careers.
30 Jun 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01795575004

Julian Clary: Murder Most Fab - T267508102

Fresh from his appearance as the Emcee in Cabaret, Julian Clary discusses his debut novel, Murder Most Fab, a hilarious tale of television success, murderous deception and closets overrun with skeletons. Booksigning
27 Jun 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0134844487

Jan Ravens - Changing Faces - T119906269

Using impressions of many of her favourite characters, the Dead Ringers actress reveals how she approaches playing politicians and celebrities, and what public figures tell us about ourselves.
20 Jun 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01709472564

Melly Still on The Revenger's Tragedy - T179264750

Melly Still discusses her new production of Middleton’s vivid and violent portrayal of lust and ambition.
13 Jun 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0872724031

Lee Hall, Max Roberts and William Feaver on The Pitmen Painters - T02012230462

Playwright Lee Hall and director Max Roberts are joined by art critic William Feaver to reflect on The Ashington Group, a remarkable exercise in working men’s art.
4 Jun 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L542904677

Gary Taylor: Middleton- Our Other Shakespeare - T1714799135

As the first collection of Thomas Middleton’s works since 1886 is published, its editor Gary Taylor examines a playwright repeatedly censored in his own time, but who has since been admired for his representations of the intertwined pursuits of sex, power, and God. Booksigning
3 Jun 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1776716630

The News, The Stories, The Photographs - T0883946776

To complement the International Herald Tribune (IHT) exhibition [see below], photographers, including Magnum’s Ian Berry, describe their experiences of documenting the world changing events of 1968, from Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia to the Paris riots, discussing how ’68 shaped the way we illustrate news today. Chaired by Katherine Knorr, IHT features editor.
27 May 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L082618909

Michael Frayn: Stage Directions Writing on Theatre - T1141616684

This new collection charts Michael Frayn’s path into the theatre ­ from the ‘doubtful beginnings’ of his childhood to his subsequent scorn as a young man and, surprisingly late in life, his reluctant conversion to the stage.
19 May 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1139900087

Mark Thomas on the Arms Trade - T958942113

Major Barbara focuses on the munitions ethics in 1905; Mark Thomas, comedian and political campaigner, explores the contemporary arms trade in As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela, uncovering major loopholes in the law surrounding arms and torture weapons.
15 May 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01308402144

Acting with Facts Docudrama - T01793475806

David Edgar and Derek Paget explore the impact of the increasingly popular genre of documentary drama; they discuss the specific challenges and strange experience of playing real, and sometimes living, people on stage.
14 May 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01360915131

Marianne Elliott and Simon Stephens on Harper Regan - T291019519

The director and playwright talk about the premiere of Harper Regan in the Cottesloe with Dan Rebellato
13 May 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1929524150

Tony Harrison, Edith Hall and Oliver Taplin on Fram - T1201345608

Tony Harrison is joined by classical scholars Edith Hall and Oliver Taplin to explore the many links between Gilbert Murray, Greek drama, the League of Nations and a large part of the current Olivier repertoire. As well as Murray being a leading character in Harrison’s Fram, he and his wife Mary were also the inspiration for fellow-Humanist Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara and Adolphus Cusins.
9 May 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L720552131

Roy Hattersley: Bernard Shaw and the Salvation Army A Misalliance? - T1502570055

Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara pits the Salvation Army against the arms trade; Roy Hattersley, former Labour minister and author of Blood & Fire: William and Catherine Booth and Their Salvation Army, explores the themes of the play.
6 May 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01603321570

Joan Didion on the Year of Magical Thinking - T01528341136

The distinguished American writer reflects on her acclaimed work as the adaptation of her memoir arrives in the Lyttelton.
25 Apr 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1010618251

Nicholas Hytner on Major Barbara - T1526019413

The Director of the National talks about his production of one of Bernard Shaw’s most controversial plays.
24 Apr 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01829924060

Howard Brenton on Never So Good - T01522878074

The playwright discusses his new play about Harold Macmillan
17 Apr 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0976302151

Free the Word: A Celebration of World Literature - T01105347245

Presented by International PEN Meet the great writers you know and the great writers you don’t... As part of International PEN’s Free The Word: Festival of World Literature taking place at venues along the South Bank from 11-13 April, the National will be hosting events on 11 and 12 April including an opening Platform in the Lyttelton at 6pm and chill-out entertainment in the Late Lounge (Terrace Cafe).
11 Apr 08 to 12 Apr 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01336375334

Mark Ravenhill on Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat - T0526225051

While his series of short plays are appearing across London, Mark Ravenhill discusses the genesis and development of his work.
9 Apr 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L358013300

The August Wilson Century Cycle - T448228182

The late August Wilson’s plays offer a sweeping view of the black American experience in the twentieth century. As the plays are published together, Bonnie Greer, Paulette Randall and Roy Williams celebrate the legacy of this influential and celebrated writer.
7 Apr 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01386300727

Simon Russell Beale: A Shropshire Lad - T01620705361

Simon Russell Beale reads from AE Housman’s cycle of poems about love and life and youth and the passing of time. With soundscape by Christopher Shutt.
28 Mar 08 to 1 Apr 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1749371174

Claire Tomalin on Milton - T1978746936

The renowned biographer introduces her selection of John Milton’s poetry, ranging from the classical to the religious and from the lyrical to the epic
26 Mar 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L11577971

Kathleen Turner - T01501237251

Talks about her life and work and her poignant autobiographical self-portrait, Send Yourself Roses: My Life, Love and Leading Roles.
11 Mar 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L86329708

Discussion on Baby Girl, DNA and the Miracle - T0304533020

The three playwrights Roy Williams, Dennis Kelly and Lin Coghlan, and their director Paul Miller discuss the plays' evolution from the Connections programme to these new Cottesloe productions.
10 Mar 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L2014253647

David Attenborough: Life in Cold Blood - T330431353

Sir David Attenborough's distinguished career began in 1952. His work included political broadcasts, archaeological quizzes, short stories, gardening and religious programmes, before he became Controller of BBC2 in 1965 and Director of Programmes in 1969. As the last in his epic Life series is published, he talks about his career.
7 Mar 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01892430760

Charles Nicholl: The Lodger Shakespeare on Silver Street - T0537924454

In 1612, Shakespeare gave evidence at court in Westminster the only occasion his spoken words are recorded. Charles Nicholl applies a powerful biographical eye to this little-known episode in Shakespeare's life, showing him in the context of Silver Street where he was merely the man renting the room upstairs.
6 Mar 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0214782051

James MacDonald on the Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other - T1989321623

The director James MacDonald talks about his production of Peter Handke's experimental play-without-words.
22 Feb 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1899402670

John Barrowman: Anything Goes - T0417856640

John Barrowman, who appeared at the National in Anything Goes and Love's Labour's Lost, returns to the Olivier to reflect on Doctor Who, musicals and reality TV.
11 Feb 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L456353755

New Views Student-Curated Platform - T2098948389

A lively discussion following Statement of Regret to debate the issues. This post-show Platform will be curated by students aged 16-18, participating in the New Views education programme, supported by JP Morgan. Free to audience members seeing Statement that evening.
5 Feb 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01376761804

Lucinda Coxon and Thea Sharrock on Happy Now? - T0140383210

The playwright and director talk about Happy Now?, a comic tale of modern life.
1 Feb 08Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01245284727

Michael Morpurgo - T934017955

The former Children's Laureate discusses his work and War Horse's journey to the stage.
25 Jan 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0133136022

Still Life - T589211281

Rehearsed reading of a celebrated short play originally written by Noël Coward for himself and Gertrude Lawrence
23 Jan 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1435069136

Nicholas Hytner on Much Ado About Nothing - T1522624476

The National's Director discusses his new production of Shakespeare's tale of love and verbal sparring.
18 Jan 08Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01400040665

The Astonished Heart - T1736238162

Rehearsed reading of a celebrated short play originally written by Noël Coward for himself and Gertrude Lawrence
16 Jan 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01212329675

Oliver Taplin: Pots and Plays - T0963006563

In his new book Pots and Plays, Oliver Taplin examines the surprising relationship between Greek vase paintings and Greek tragedy, offering fresh insights into why people striving to find meaning in human suffering turn to poetry, theatre and art. Booksigning
11 Jan 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0639407220

Theatre Quiz - T2053865834

Emma Freud takes charge of another quick-fire battle of theatrical knowledge between two rival National Theatre companies. Hands on buzzers please...
21 Dec 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L167111085

Christopher Fry Centenary - T262247854

Fry was celebrated and performed in post-war Britain by Olivier, Gielgud, Scofield, Edith Evans and Tyrone Power, until the 1950s pushed him into relative obscurity. On what would have been his 100th birthday, a look back at one of our last great verse playwrights.
18 Dec 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0531325567

Daniel Rosenthal: 100 Shakespeare Films - T0233674789

Daniel Rosenthal uses film clips to explore unorthodox screen Shakespeare ­ from a gangster Macbeth and a sci-fi Tempest to a high-school Shrew and a newsroom Much Ado. Booksigning
17 Dec 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0213665406

Germaine Greer: Shakespeare's Wife - T1906053927

Germaine Greer talks about the wife of the world’s most celebrated playwright, in her polemical, ground-breaking study of Elizabethan England that reclaims Ann Hathaway’s rightful place in history. Booksigning
14 Dec 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L2129956222

Julian Crouch: The Designer as Creator - T1845258960

Marking the Linbury Biennial Prize, Julian Crouch ­ designer, writer, puppet maker and co-director of Improbable ­ discusses with Pamela Howard how designers can be the creators of a project, illustrated with film excerpts.
13 Dec 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L498388587

Katie Mitchell on Women of Troy - T01608815996

Kirector [Katie Mitchell] talks about her new production of a seminal anti-war play.
10 Dec 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0517131921

An Evening with Private Eye - T93015449

Ian Hislop, editor of the country’s top satirical magazine Private Eye, makes his annual appearance at the National with special guests to look back on the events of 2007. Booksigning
4 Dec 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01986864392

Kwame Kwei-Armah and Jeremy Herrin on Statement of Regret - T01628223436

Kwame Kwei-Armah, author of Elmina’s Kitchen and Fix-Up, discusses his new play with its director, Jeremy Herrin.
30 Nov 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L2063680479

Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris on War Horse - T596179833

The National’s Associate Directors talk about their first collaboration together on the gripping tale of loyalty and bravery, War Horse.
26 Nov 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L02084123560

Miriam Karlin: Some Sort of a Life - T1574794889

A pillar of the British acting establishment, lifelong socialist, humanist and thoroughgoing maverick, Miriam Karlin talks to Richard Digby Day about her fascinating life. Booksigning
23 Nov 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01662866008

Animals in War - T583630974

The extraordinary contribution that animals have made to the war effort is celebrated by Mike Baker of the overseas equine welfare charity The Brooke, Terry Charman of the Imperial War Museum, and historian and writer Juliet Gardiner. 45 mins
22 Nov 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L065976943

Michael Billington and Nicholas Hytner - T457905515

Britain’s longest-serving theatre critic, Michael Billington, talks to Nicholas Hytner about postwar Britain from a theatrical perspective, as featured in his new book, State of the Nation. Booksigning. 45 mins
19 Nov 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01241340078

The Letters of Noel Coward - T01962245574

Coward scholar Barry Day introduces a selection of readings from the Master’s insightful, witty and often surprisingly moving letters to Shaw, Woolf, Churchill, Garbo and the Queen Mother amongst others. Booksigning
13 Nov 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01105608771

First World War Poetry - T365245828

Alongside War Horse’s depiction of WW1, members of the company read some of the beautiful and moving poetry inspired by the conflict.
9 Nov 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01456469905

Peter Gill with Nicholas Wright - T01530655591

Playwright, director and founder of the NT Studio, Peter Gill, and fellow playwright Nicholas Wright discuss the new NT book, Actors Speaking, a collection of conversations with 12 remarkable actors, and Gill’s own attitude to modern verse-speaking. Booksigning . 45 mins
7 Nov 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0443746824

Les Dawson's Secret Notebooks - T01597381318

Les Dawson was one of Britain’s finest comedians. His widow Tracy Dawson and long-time collaborator Roy Barraclough reminisce about this much loved man. Booksigning. 45 mins
6 Nov 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L98537149

A Voyage Round John Mortimer with John Mortimer and Valerie Grove - T1846326711

Novelist, playwright and barrister, John Mortimer talks to his biographer Valerie Grove about his extraordinary legal and literary career. 45 mins
1 Nov 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1861313614

Sue Townsend - T01541908192

The Royal Family has been living in exile on a bleak housing estate. Now an abdication and a succession crisis loom in Sue Townsend’s sharp and satirical new novel Queen Camilla. Booksigning. 45 mins
29 Oct 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0823183365

Michael Morpurgo (Platform on War Horse) - T1389530554

The former Children’s Laureate discusses his work and War Horse’s journey to the stage. Captioned platform
26 Oct 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L923314493

Handspring Puppet Company (Platform on War Horse) - T1427172407

Puppet Company reveal the challenges of bringing Joey - War Horse’s eponymous character - to life. Captioned platform
25 Oct 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L513475790

Lynne Truss - T1554728005

The author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves takes on the apostrophe in her new children’s book The Girl’s Like Spaghetti. Booksigning. 45 mins
23 Oct 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01030315052

Jeanette Winterson: The Stone Gods - T1549420214

The award-winning novelist discusses her new novel The Stone Gods, an interplanetary love story. Booksigning. 45 mins
22 Oct 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0220561495

Braham Murray and Nicholas Hytner - T01897158717

As his autobiography The Worst It Can Be is a Disaster is published, one of the founding directors of the Royal Exchange Manchester talks to Nicholas Hytner about the challenges and rewards of running a large theatrical institution. Booksigning. 45 mins
19 Oct 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L783389194

Howard Davies on Present Laughter - T0518606980

Director Howard Davies discusses his new production of Coward’s theatrical comedy.
12 Oct 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0936714937

Mike Alfreds - T124152753

The founder of Shared Experience, Mike Alfreds, talks about Different Every Night, a practical guide to rehearsal and performance for directors and actors. Booksigning. 45 mins
5 Oct 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01860986768

Rose Collis: TheEffing Lady on Coral Browne - T084852494

Rose Collis’s This Effing Lady celebrates an actress renowned for her glamour, often-savage wit and high-camp performances. Booksigning. 45 mins
4 Oct 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1823515733

In Conversation with Paterson Joseph - T1464644760

Paterson Joseph talks to Al Senter about his current role as Brutus Jones in The Emperor Jones, and his career. 1 hour
7 Sep 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01064639405

Thea Sharrock on The Emperor Jones - T0951674993

The director Thea Sharrock discusses her production of Eugene O’Neill’s controversial play. 45 mins
7 Sep 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0787215226

Alan Bennett: The Uncommon Reader - T0173240372

[Alan Bennett] reads from his latest book, The Uncommon Reader, in which HM The Queen wanders into a mobile library and finds literature changes her world view, with mildly shocking and very funny consequences. Booksigning. 45 mins
4 Sep 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L1595949271

Paul Miller on The Enchantment - T324453534

Paul Miller discusses his new production of this rarely-seen play by Victoria Benedictsson - one of the great proponents of the Swedish realism movement.
13 Aug 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0879931855

Peter Nichols - T0846248105

To celebrate his 80th birthday, the author of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Privates on Parade looks back on his extraordinary career.
3 Aug 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01350967186

Teatr Biuro Podrozy on Heart of Darkness - T016777152

As their adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness receives its British premiere in Theatre Square, one of Poland’s major theatre companies talks about the work that has brought them international status.
2 Aug 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1360531355

Michael Holroyd on Saint Joan - T1041409105

The author of the definitive biography of Bernard Shaw looks at one of the most popular plays of the 20th century and how it relates to Shaw’s other work.
24 Jul 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L746829712

Ian Rickson on The Hothouse - T0315573531

Director Ian Rickson talks his production of Pinter’s early play.
19 Jul 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1369028852

Connections: Writers' Forum - T278959371

As the nine new Connections plays for 2007 arrive at the National, the writers gather to look back on their experiences of the project.
17 Jul 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L3967346

Marianne Elliott on Saint Joan - T0213085422

Director Marianne Elliott discusses her production of Shaw’s play, written shortly after the canonisation of Joan of Arc
13 Jul 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0891702539

Matt Charman on The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder - T01582214492

As his new play opens at the National, writer Matt Charman speaks to Dan Rebellato.
6 Jul 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1681845775

In Conversation with Zoe Wanamaker - T76768090

Zoë Wanamaker talks to Al Senter about her current role as Serafina in The Rose Tattoo and her illustrious career. (1 hour)
29 Jun 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01755907747

Pippa Haywood, Tom Hollander, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Jason Watkins - T01220779719

The multi-talented quartet, currently appearing in Landscape with Weapon, talk about working together on Joe Penhall’s latest play.
29 Jun 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0381214440

Ayub Khan-Din on Rafta, Rafta... - T01922752810

Ayub Khan-Din, the author of this comic tale of Indian family life in England, reveals the challenges and rewards of adapting Bill Naughton’s original play.
26 Jun 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0742724535

Howard Davies on Philistines - T2023957920

Director [Howard Davies] discusses his new production of Gorky’s masterpiece.
20 Jun 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L880641659

Howard Davies on Philistines - T0298325149

Director Howard Davies discusses his new production of Gorky’s masterpiece.
20 Jun 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L119261226

Carol Ann Duffy: The Hat - T01952764625

The award-winning poet reads from her new collection for children, which celebrates the discovery of imaginative worlds – from the loneliness of ghosts and ghouls to a shopping trip by Mancunian cows. Accompanied by the musician John Sampson. Booksigning
18 Jun 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L140319910

Harish Patel and Meera Syal - T0408944484

Bollywood star meets comedy legend in Rafta, Rafta… Harish Patel and Meera Syal talk about the production, and their dazzling and diverse careers.
15 Jun 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0912242969

Matters of Life, Death...and Neuropsychology - T0805843016

Leading clinical neuropsychologist, Dr Paul Broks, and Alexander Linklater of The Guardian, discuss the head injury which lies at the heart of A Matter of Life and Death, and its shattering consequences.
14 Jun 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L2097250291

Hidden London Theatres: SE1 and Beyond - T0164720955

John Constable talks about the theatrical history of the 'Outlaw Borough' from Shakespeare's Bankside to the present day South Bank. Booksigning.
1 Jun 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L02078529452

Emma Rice and Tom Morris on a Matter of Life and Death - T01838721226

Emma Rice and Tom Morris discuss their adaptation of one of British cinema’s best-loved films.
25 May 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0217931223

Ackroyd and Harvey on Flytower - T0910580157

A chance to learn more about the work of Ackroyd and Harvey as FlyTower transforms the exterior of the National into a living installation
21 May 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1978735242

Bella Merlin: The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit - T044096516

Actress, author and academic Bella Merlin presents her new hands-on, step-by-step guide to Stanislavsky’s celebrated ‘System’. Booksigning
18 May 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L173962183

Joe Penhall on Landscape with Weapon - T343916081

Joe Penhall talks about Landscape with Weapon, his first play at the National since the hugely successful Blue/Orange.
15 May 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0350993168

Michael Pennington: Sweet William - T0901361963

One of the great contemporary Shakespearean actors, who has played most of the major roles with the RSC and the ESC (he sadly missed out Romeo, and Lear is still to come!) presents his one-man show, which offers a personal perspective on the world’s greatest dramatist. 2 hours
11 May 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01861188956

Elizabeth Shafer: Lilian Baylis - T17693958

Without Lilian Baylis, the National Theatre would probably still be a theatrical pipedream. Her biographer looks at a formidable career woman. Booksigning.
4 May 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L544264505

Bettina Jonic: 'Winnie, Sam and I' - T01062845741

Following the recent National production of Happy Days, the singer Bettina Jonic, friend and confidante of Samuel Beckett, recalls the birth of the play and her creative association with the author.
2 May 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L037743782

Katie Mitchell on Attempts on her Life - T676389964

Director [Katie Mitchell] discusses the latest in her series of extraordinary productions
1 May 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L996882263

Nichola McAuliffe - T01032848575

In her new novel, actress Nichola McAuliffe tells the curious tale of an ex-television star who takes the lead in a disastrous new Salsa musical and charts her journey from first read-through to the West End. Booksigning.
30 Apr 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L705048640

Patrick Marber: Closer 10 Years On - T1302415426

In 1997 Patrick Marber's new play, Closer, opened in the Cottesloe Theatre; rave reviews and a Hollywood movie followed. He looks back on Closer's phenomenal decade, with Daniel Rosenthal. Booksigning.
27 Apr 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1410345701

Oliver Ford Davies: Performing Shakespeare - T0345464929

On Shakespeare's birthday, the distinguished actor introduces his practical guide to performing Shakespeare, drawing on a lifetime's experience. Booksigning.
23 Apr 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L2008075990

John Kani and Winston Ntshona on Sizwe Banzi is Dead - T1028658073

As the legendary theatrical partners John Kani and Winston Ntshona return to the National, they talk about the remarkable history of the play and their long-standing collaboration.
26 Mar 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1480358136

Sean Holmes on The Caucasian Chalk Circle - T01640337350

The director is joined by members of Filter Theatre Company to discuss their version of Brecht’s morality play as the NT Education’s Mobile tour arrives in the Cottesloe.
21 Mar 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0373545539

Taking Stock: The Theatre of Max Stafford-Clark - T1526281399

Max Stafford-Clark has been at the cutting edge of British theatre for over thirty years. The influential director and founder of Out of Joint, talks about the evolution of nine of his most famous productions, including Cloud Nine, Our Country’s Good and Some Explicit Polaroids.
16 Mar 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0578404530

Nicholas Hytner on The Man of Mode - T0190546912

The National’s Director discusses his contemporary twist on Etherege’s glittering comedy of manners.
6 Mar 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01418934533

Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw on Happy Days - T0596772027

Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw talk about their prolific and popular theatre partnership, as they return to the National with Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece, thirty years after its last appearance in the Lyttelton.
27 Feb 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0558524716

Nicholas Wright on The Reporter - T0313998922

The playwright discusses his new play and how real-life events inspired his enthralling detective story.
23 Feb 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0816658775

Charlotte Emmerson and Judy Parfitt on Therese Raquin - T0826779965

The actors battling it out nightly as Zola’s passionate heroine and her oppressive mother-in-law, talk about bringing this gripping thriller to the stage.
19 Feb 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01737138934

Kenneth Tynan: Theatre Writings - T515129980

Prior to his appointment as the National’s first Literary Manager, Kenneth Tynan was one of the most influential theatre critics of his age. His biographer, Dominic Shellard, introduces a new selection of his reviews and articles, including pieces on Miller, Osborne, Coward and Eliot, and on topics such as censorship, Broadway and the National Theatre.
13 Feb 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01596613561

Emile Zola - T01918971215

Leading Zola authorities Susan Harrow and Russell Cousins examine this towering literary figure of the nineteenth century, and look at how different media have embraced his work.
7 Feb 07Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1631386480

Virginia Woolf - T01690260494

Academic Gillian Beer, biographer Hermione Lee and film-maker Sally Potter discuss the work of one of the most distinctive and innovative writers of the twentieth century.
2 Feb 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L101948245

Simon Armitage: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - T01251314033

Simon Armitage introduces a reading from his major new version of one of the earliest great stories in English literature. Originally composed by an anonymous poet around 1400, it tells of Gawain's wintery quest for the mysterious green knight on a green horse.
23 Jan 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L02001090682

Katie Mitchell on Waves - T237628619

Director Katie Mitchell talks about her new production.
12 Jan 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L432265266

Real Coram Children - T0993086620

Former pupils of Thomas Coram's Foundling Hospital talk about their experiences.
10 Jan 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01689187889

Banned - T879691513

An extended Platform tells the story of censorship in the arts, with some of the material that has, at some point, been banned.
9 Jan 07Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01962166824

Joy Melville: Ellen Terry - T47585818

A new biography celebrating the most acclaimed, loved and highly paid actress in late 19th-century theatre.
5 Jan 07Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1549763357

Theatre Quiz - T01394201833

Another annual battle of dramatic knowledge and quick wits as two teams battle it out for theatrical supremacy.
20 Dec 06Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01339528402

Murray Melvin and Kerry Michael: The Art of the Theatre Workshop - T01020183296

Murray Melvin, stalwart of the Theatre Workshop, talks about the company which presented Oh What Lovely War.
15 Dec 06Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01988954277

National Headlines 2: Right Angles - T1604780460

A second installment of verbatim monologues with accompanying discussions on contemporary subjects, as experienced from a right-wing point of view.
22 Nov 06 to 14 Dec 06Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01419606473

Jamila Gavin - T0647869275

The award-winning author talks about the stage adaptation of Coram Boy.
12 Dec 06Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L1169713588

Alan Plater: Doggin' Around - T01729392234

The memoirs of a jazz-crazed playwright are a witty and surreal celebration of a mottled career.
11 Dec 06Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L969384457

An Evening with Private Eye - T506600227

Celebrating 20 years as editor and the 45th birthday of the satirical magazine, Ian Hislop and guests look back on the events of 2006.
8 Dec 06Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L779505386

Jack Shepherd and Keith Dewhurst: Impossible Plays - T218880348

Explaining the ideas behind the work of Bill Bryden's Cottesloe company and the search for a 'popular theatre'.
6 Dec 06Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0721569113

Victor Spinetti: Up Front... - T01579752943

The story of Spinetti's life, from Welsh-Italian upbringing to Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop.
4 Dec 06Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0671660976

Reuters The State of the World - T1782809042

Accompanying the Reuters exhibition a series of talks on the issues captured by Reuters' photojournalists.
30 Nov 06Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L01820175179

Martin Crimp and Aleks Sierz - T01325766417

The Theatre of Martin Crimp is a major new account of 'one of the most acute satirists of contemporary British society'.
28 Nov 06Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1661230950

Marianne Elliott on Therese Raquin - T1434518648

The director talks about her production of Zola's passionate story.
24 Nov 06Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0129548365

Reuters The State of the World - T420372547

Accompanying the Reuters exhibition, a series of talks on the issues captured by Reuters' photojournalists.
10 Nov 06 to 20 Nov 06Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01741226870

Humphrey Lyttelton - T01400772831

In It Just Occurred to Me... the legendary band leader, jazz trumpeter, broadcaster and humorist looks back on a rich and varied life.
17 Nov 06Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L986978208

Peter Sallis - T718436549

The voice of 'Wallace' talks about Fading into the Limelight, which charts a long career in which he has played Clegg in the world's longest running sitcom.
14 Nov 06Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01709442476

Ian Richardson - T0773891786

Talks about a distinguished and celebrated career.
13 Nov 06Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L01878135767

Ronnie Corbett - T1455263175

And it's Goodnight from Him... tells the story of the very British friendship that became a great comic partnership.
8 Nov 06Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0873843042

Alan Bennett - T0234029301

7 Nov 06Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0284968747

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