An eclectic programme of talks, debates and events, Platforms reveal more about the National Theatre’s repertoire, artists and history.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the NT Platforms page.
Nicholas Hytner: Balancing Acts

Monday 22 May, 6pm, Lyttelton Theatre
Running Time: 45 minutes approximately

Nicholas Hytner reveals the inside story of his 12 years at the helm of the National. This is a story about actors, writers and directors; about directing new plays including The History Boys and One Man, Two Guvnors; films including The Madness of King George; about probing Shakespeare from every angle and reinventing the classics; and about coming up time and again against the challenge of reconciling art and commerce.

With candour, intelligence, humour and insight borne from experience of extraordinary successes and lunatic failures, he explores the biggest questions facing the creative industries right now.

Live subtitling by STAGETEXT for deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing people.

Buy tickets £5 (£4 concessions)

Shakespeare Retold with Tracy Chevalier
Friday 9 June, 6.30pm, Dorfman Theatre
Running Time: 45 minutes approximately

The author of Girl with the Pearl Earring discusses New Boy, her reworking of Othello, the latest in the Hogarth Shakespeare series.
The historical novelist transplants the story to the 1970s playground, where a young black boy arrives at an all-white school and finds himself at the centre of a vicious plot of jealousy, betrayal and revenge.
Buy tickets £5 (£4 concessions)
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