Staff Director Tim Hoare presents an in-depth insight into Sam Mendes’ production of King Lear and the process that the company went through in the rehearsal room. Suitable for KS4 and KS5 students.
State of the nation or morality play? Alan Ayckbourn’s biographer Paul Allen, playwright Mark Ravenhill and actor Janie Dee explore where A Small Family Business sits in Ayckbourn’s body of work and consider the play in the context of Britain in the 1980s
2 – 5pm, Monday 12 May
An in-depth introduction to King Lear led by Dr Abigail Rokison (University of Birmingham) with members of the NT company.
2pm, Monday 24 February
An introduction to the history of theatre and performance in Ancient Greece. Led by Dr Lucy Jackson (University of Oxford) and Dr Rosie Wyles (King's College London).
Enda Walsh on Irish playwriting – working with and against the great tradition.
2 – 4.30pm Monday 29 September
As the James Plays open this event offers a rare opportunity to explore life in the Medieval castles of Scotland.
2 - 5pm Thursday 2 October
Moira Buffini, James Graham and Rona Munro discuss their experiences of writing history plays. Chaired by Sebastian Born (NT Associate Director - Literary).
2 – 4.30pm Thursday 23 October