The NT enjoyed a fruitful end to 2017, with the news that Beginning, which had its premiere in the Dorfman in October, would be moving to the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End from early 2018. We also celebrated successes at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and no fewer than 18 nominations in the audience-led WhatsOnStage Awards.
It was with great sadness that we learnt in September of the passing of former Director of the NT Peter Hall, a titan of world theatre. This month’s National Theatre Magazine pays tribute to just some of his directorial milestones at the National Theatre, as well as showcasing the landmark work that continues his legacy to this day. Douglas Henshall, currently playing Max Schumacher in Ivo van Hove’s production of Network, spoke to us about the intricacies of this extraordinary mixed-medium piece. Martin Lowe, Musical Director of Pinocchio, relates the journey of the music of Disney to the Lyttelton stage, and Emily Lim, inaugural recipient of the Peter Hall Director Award in 2016, talks to us about her work in community theatre.