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Podcasts

Our podcasts provide the latest round-up of events at the National Theatre, featuring interviews with actors, directors and creatives.

Lucian Msamati on Amadeus

The actor reflects on the challenges and rewards of playing Salieri in this new production of Amadeus.

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Helen McCrory on the Deep Blue Sea

The actor reflects on the challenges and rewards of playing Hester Collyer in The Deep Blue Sea.

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David Hare and John Simenon on The Red Barn

Playwright David Hare discusses his new play, The Red Barn, adapted from Georges Simenon’s novel La Main, with John Simenon, who reflects on his father’s literary legacy.

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Alan Bennett: Keeping On Keeping On

The writer reads from Keeping On Keeping On, his new collection of prose, following Writing Home and Untold Stories.

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Michael Longhurst on Amadeus

Director Michael Longhurst discusses his new production of Peter Shaffer’s play, Amadeus, with Kate Mosse.

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Alexander Technique in the Theatre

Sue Laurie reflects on thirty years of learning, training and teaching the Alexander Technique – an integral part of the inner workings of the National Theatre and RSC.

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Lenny Henry in Conversation

Lenny Henry talks to Al Senter about his writing and acting career, his relationship with Shakespeare and performing in the 2011 production of The Comedy of Errors.

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Ivo van Hove and Patrick Marber on Hedda Gabler

Director Ivo van Hove and writer Patrick Marber discuss this new version of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler with Kirsty Wark.

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Alexander Zeldin on LOVE

The writer-director Alexander Zeldin talks to Samira Ahmed about his new play, LOVE.

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Private Eye: A Review of 2016

In his 30th year as Editor of the satirical magazine, Ian Hislop looks back on 2016 with regular guests Craig Brown, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens and John Sessions.

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A Poem For Every Night Of The Year

The live recording of readings from A Poem For Every Night of the Year, including joyous, magical, dramatic and humorous poems in the journey through history and human experience.

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40 Years as a Space for Plays

Richard Pilbrow, Paule Constable and Steve Tompkins discuss the process of realising Denys Lasdun’s design on the South Bank.

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London Theatre in the 50s

How did London Theatreland in the 50s differ from the one we know today, how did those writers fall in or out of favour in the years that followed, and what legacy did they leave behind?

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Judi Dench at the National Theatre

The internationally celebrated actor returns to the National to talk to Angus MacKechnie about her life and career.

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