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Life in Stages S1 Ep1: Olivia Colman and Rufus Norris in conversation at the National Theatre


From endearing and funny tales of her first stage experiences, to her crowning moment of glory at the Oscar’s, The Crown’s Olivia Colman speaks to the National Theatre’s Co-Director, Rufus Norris. Together, they tell us their Life in Stages.

Life in Stages is the National Theatre’s brand-new interview series profiling some of the biggest names in British theatre on YouTube with new episodes released on Thursdays 7pm BST. The series begins with Olivia Colman and Rufus Norris as our guests on 22 April 2021.

Filmed on the empty Lyttelton stage, each episode features a pair of creatives reflecting on their stage careers, and revealing the funny, personal and poignant stories behind everything from their earliest theatre memory to their biggest professional highs and lows.