Artistic director of Punchdrunk Felix Barrett with a member of the core design team will talk about the design of The Drowned Man
3.30pm, Sunday 15 December
The annual battle for theatrical knowledge between two competing National Theatre teams, hosted by Emma Freud.
6pm, Thursday 19 December
The director and designer reflect on the new musical.
6pm, Thursday 9 January
Author, Mark Haddon and Olivier-Award winning playwright Simon Stephens, talk about the production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
5pm, Tuesday 14 January
The playwright and director discuss their new version of Georg Kaiser’s play, From Morning to Midnight.
6pm, Friday 24 January 2014
Kate Fleetwood, Anna Maxwell Martin and Olivia Vinall talk about playing Lear's daughters in the production.
3pm, Tuesday 28 January
Stephen Boxer, Sam Troughton and Tom Brooke talk about playing Gloucester and his sons in the production.
3pm, Tuesday 4 February
Simon Russell Beale talks about the play and the role of Lear.
6pm, Wednesday 5 February
The philosopher talks about his new book, The News, and asks what is it we’re looking for when we read or watch the news – and is it doing us any good?
5.30pm, Thursday 6 February
The director and designer discuss their new production.
6pm, Thursday 20 February
Snoo Wilson’s startling work is celebrated by some of his collaborators over the last 50 years, including Howard Brenton and Simon Callow.
6pm, Friday 21 February
Daniel Rosenthal talks about his new history of the National Theatre.
5.30pm, Monday 24 February
The psychoanalyst, Mike Brearley, and the academic, Laurie Maguire, discuss Shakespeare’s understanding of the complexities of the human mind, as seen in King Lear.
5.30pm, Monday 3 March
Adrian Scarborough and Stanley Townsend talk about the play and their roles.
3pm, Friday 21 March
Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey inspired several plays set in working-class Manchester exploring family life. Mancunian playwrights Jim Cartwright (Road) and Simon Stephens (Port) discuss the play.
10.30am, Saturday 22 March
The actor Murray Melvin, who played Geoffrey in the original production in 1958 and the film in 1961, talks about A Taste of Honey with Michael Billington.
6pm, Friday 28 March