Katie Mitchell on Pains of Youth

Running time: 4.12mins

After Waves and ...some trace of you, Katie Mitchell returns to straight theatre with Pains of Youth and focuses on the substance of this dynamic and strongly political play.


The National Theatre has a rich history of working with many great directors, including Lawrence Olivier, Peter Hall, Jonathan Miller, Richard Eyre, Trevor Nunn and Nicholas Hytner. More recently the theatre has been home to Howard Davies, Mike Leigh, Katie Mitchell, Danny Boyle, Deborah Warner, Marianne Elliot, Josie Rourke, Felix Barrett, Michael Grandage and Nicholas Hytner. This collection of videos give an insight into how the work of a director at the National Theatre.