Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the National Theatre has announced a multi-year partnership in support of NT Future, the National’s £80m redevelopment project which will transform the facilities the theatre offers audiences and artists, enhance its relationship with the environment and place education firmly at the heart of its mission.
There is a big buzz going on at Southbank right now, and the closer you get, the bigger it gets.
"Musicals can tackle anything," says Rufus Norris.
Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear are seated close together in a little room at the National theatre, murmuring to one another, drinking water and eating peanuts.
He is indeed a brave man, Mike Leigh, theatre/filmmaker extraordinaire. And despite the heavy theme, the Cottesloe is booked out right from the start, such is that man’s reputation for quality work.