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
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • The Hard Problem
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • Parades banner for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • The Beaux' Stratagem - Portrait of an 18th century woman, collaged and retouched
  • The Red Lion. Blurred figure holding a football in a doorway, lit from behind
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • A Declaration from the People. A graffiti-style wall mural with the title and a sunburst on a brick wall
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • Three Days in the Country: A woman's arms against a tree trunk
  • Our Country's Good: illustration of a figure in the distance with a manacle on the fore-ground
  • People, Places and Things. Superimposed photo of a woman's head with her face repeated twice, once in red once blue
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat