Scene Changes: Theatre Architecture

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1.05pm Tuesday 1 October 2013

50th Anniversary Scene Changes Platforms

Scene Changes: Theatre Architecture

Gillian Darley, Richard Pilbrow, Steve Tompkins and Keith Williams

A panel examines how theatre architecture has changed over the last 50 years.

With architecture writer Gillian Darley (Villages of Vision); Theatre Consultant Richard Pilbrow, responsible amongst other things for co-designing (with Richard Brett) the Olivier Drum Revolve; and architects Steve Tompkins, who is currently working on NT Future, and Keith Williams, whose recent projects include the Marlowe and Unicorn Theatres.

 

One in a series of lunchtime discussions looking at some of the developments and changes in theatre, both off and on stage, over the past 50 years.

Wherever you are in the world, we hope you joined in the anniversary celebrations. Find out more on our National Theatre 50 pages.

  • War Horse
  • A Small Family Business
  • One Man, Two Guvnors. A 50 star hit, with three tour cast members and suitcases
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Great Britain - a new play by Richard Bean, with scenes from the play with Billie Piper and other cast members
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival St John's Church. A man and woman loosely roped together, performing before a crowd.
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival on the road. photo of a crowd clutching suitcases, many wearing caps, all looking up and in the same direction
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival Lambeth. Bare-chested man carrying woman in a dress, beneath a canopy of trees
  • Medea
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival Southwark. A couple embracing beneath trees
  • Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End
  • James I - photo of James McArdle against a stormy sky
  • Ballyturk
  • James II: Day of the Innocents
  • NYT - Selfie
  • James III: The True Mirror
  • NYT - Private Peaceful
  • The James Plays
  • Here Lies Love. Imelda Marcos with a microphone against a vivid coloured background
  • Romeo and Juliet - sun shining through a heart shaped by hands
  • JOHN, a co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre. Photo of Hannes Langolf by Ben Hopper
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead
  • 3 Winters. Black and white photomontage of a young woman. Photo © Jagoda Kaloper-Tajder
  • Treasure Island. graphic drawing of a parrot