Rufus Norris revealed as National Theatre boss - Norris, who has been an associate director at the National Theatre since 2011, will take up his new position from April 2015. He is the first former actor as well as non-Oxbridge graduate to be appointed since Sir Laurence Olivier, who was the National's first artistic director in 1963.
Alan Bennett on Nicholas Hytner: ‘The dodgiest parts of my plays are what gets him going’ - From the porn scene in People to the talking chairs in The Habit of Art, the National Theatre’s outgoing artistic director is always up for taking risks, says one of his closest collaborators.
National Theatre: Why Nicholas Hytner is a hard act to follow
National Theatre: Why Nicholas Hytner is a hard act to follow - As the National Theatre makes preparations for its 50th anniversary celebrations this month, the search has been on to find a new artistic director who will replace Sir Nicholas Hytner.
RSC and Barbican rekindle relationship with three-year partnership
RSC & Barbican rekindle relationship with three-year partnership - The Royal Shakespeare Company’s artistic director Gregory Doran has announced the organisation is entering into a 3-year relationship with the Barbican more than 10 years since it “walked out” on the London venue in 2002.
Nicholas Hytner: 'No one's filling my shoes, I'm taking them with me'
Shaw Festival looks to build 2 new theatres - Plans hastened by elevator breakdown that plagued Court House Theatre all summer. Meanwhile, Harveen Sandhu likely to play Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion next season.
Ford role cast in musical about Toronto's mayor - "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of A Ford Nation" is set to debut at Toronto's Factory Theatre on Sept. 16, just over a month before Ford seeks re-election Oct. 27.
Jersey Boys theatre impresarios Rosemary Squire and Howard Panter: 'theatre can change your life'
Jersey Boys theatre impresarios Rosemary Squire and Howard Panter: 'theatre can change your life' - The couple’s Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world’s leading live-theatre company, last year turning over £185 million. The pair have topped The Stage 100, the industry’s influential guide to the most important people in British theatre, a record-breaking seven consecutive times...If you ever go to the theatre you’ve almost certainly visited one of ATG’s 46 venues that include the…