Be a part of making theatre history.
We want to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the theatre by exhibiting YOUR memories of the National Theatre. We need you to generously donate your experiences in the theatre for that to be possible. Once donated they will be a part of the NT archive forever but will also feature in a cool interactive as part of the celebrations in October 2013.
Watch the video to see Tom Hiddleston, Lenny Henry and Luke Treadway’s memories of the National Theatre and then give us your own. Please tell us about it here: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/yournt
Share this on your blog, facebook, twitter, by word of mouth, so that we have a treasure chest full of memories of the theatre.
Your National Theatre Trailer (by NationalTheatre)
Did you enjoy last nights NTLive 50th birthday celebration? Then please take 5 minutes to do this and help create something really special.
Here’s the full collection of Scene Changes Platform events, a reflection on how theatre has changed over the past 50 years which was one of the many ways that National Theatre marked its 50th anniversary. They’re fascinating.
This is a brilliant film about race in the performance history of Othello. I can say that because I didn’t produce it, hats off to Sita Thomas.
This film looks at the four productions of Othello staged at the National Theatre and how the representation of the character’s race has changed.
Featured in this film: Professor Tony Howard, Adrian Lester and Professor Carol Chillington Rutter
For more content on Shakespeare productions at the National Theatre click here.
A beautiful film documenting the firework display at the National Theatre to mark its 50th anniversary. Created by Tim Marrinan.
A short film of the fireworks display we had last night on the South Bank to mark our 50th anniversary on 22 October 2013.
Cabel Sasser at XOXO fest
This is a talk by one of my heroes, who rarely (maybe never?) speaks in public. It’s about the fear that can come from making things you love. It made me cry.
This talk is really important to me, I bet that if you make things it will be important to you too.
Viral Video Alert: Carrie Coffee Shop Stunt
18 million views in 2 days! If us internet folks who don’t watch commercials (or go outside really) didn’t know about the upcoming Carrie movie, we do now. From a creative stand point, I love the idea of setting up stage in unexpected places. But I do feel a little bad for the casual commuters getting their morning coffee. I’m sure as hell not ready for this at 8am.
I’m from the United States and came to London for the first time in 2003 when I was nine years old. My family and I were primarily there to see theatre, and the first play we saw was His Girl Friday at the National. I will always remember it because it was the start of a wonderful eleven-year relationship with the National - I am now twenty and have come back to London nearly every summer since, and I always go to the National. It it such an amazing place and I am constantly amazed by its bold work. The National is such a community for all lovers of theatre, no matter where we come from. Whenever I come back to the National, it feels like coming home.
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Edward II at the National Theatre
It’s the NT’s 50th birthday. The party is just getting started.
Excited about out this autumn’s encore screenings? Take a look at our new trailer featuring some highlights…
Great little film about stage fighting in rehearsals produced by my marvellous colleague Michael Peers.
'Othello' Rehearsals: Staging a Brawl (by ntdiscovertheatre)