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Welcome to our collection of conversations recorded live from the National Theatre stages, including interviews with actors, directors and playwrights.

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English

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Episodes

Nathan Lane and Russell Tovey on Angels in America

8/8/2017
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The actors reflect on the challenges and rewards of performing in Angels in America. Chaired by Matt Wolf.

Duration: 00:44:19


Anne-Marie Duff on Common

8/8/2017
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The actor Anne-Marie Duff reflects on the challenges and rewards of playing Mary in Common. Chaired by Clemency Burton-Hill.

Duration: 00:40:50


George Monbiot in Conversation

7/28/2017
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George Monbiot is a bestselling UK-based author and columnist known for his writing on environmental and political issues and activism. Here he will focus on the issue of common land as a starting point for a wide-ranging discussion, as DC Moore's new play, Common, plays at the National. Monbiot co-founded The Land is Ours a landrights campaign for Britain in 1995 and his latest book is How Did We Get into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature.

Duration: 00:31:36


Marianne Elliott on Angels in America

7/13/2017
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The Director talks about her production of Angels in America, chaired by Susannah Clapp.

Duration: 00:23:43


Tony Kushner on Angels in America

7/13/2017
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The writer discusses his play, Angels in America. Chaired by Ola Animashawun.

Duration: 00:28:25


Jeremy Herrin and D C Moore on Common

7/7/2017
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The director and writer talk about their latest production, Common, chaired by Fiona Mountford.

Duration: 00:26:22


Andrew Garfield and Denise Gough on Angels in America

7/4/2017
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The actors Andrew Garfield and Denise Gough discuss their experience of performing in Angels in America. Chaired by Kate Bassett.

Duration: 00:58:16


Curious Incident: Farewell to the West End

6/29/2017
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Celebrating the final week of performances in the West End, this exclusive platform brings together the original Olivier and Tony Award®-winning creative team of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, including the director Marianne Elliott, playwright, Simon Stephens, Lighting Designer, Paule Constable, Designer, Bunny Christie, Video Designer, Finn Ross, Movement directors: Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett, Sound Designer Ian Dickinson and composer Adrian Sutton.

Duration: 00:29:06


Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

6/28/2017
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One of Britain’s best loved impressionists, the BBC’s Dead Ringers star debuts her new one woman show with special guest appearances from Theresa May and Hillary Clinton to name but a few.

Duration: 00:57:15


The Reality Gap

6/21/2017
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A panel discussion exploring 'The Reality Gap'; the distance between what established politicians tell voters and the perceived realities of everyday people in the US and UK. The discussion is in association with Squint theatre company and will be chaired by Squint Artistic Director Andrew Whyment, with contributions from a panel of expert political commentators including BBC Newsnight's Gabriel Gatehouse, Sarah Churchwell and David Goodhart. 2016 was a year of political change on both...

Duration: 00:45:19


Nicholas Hytner: Balancing Acts

5/25/2017
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Nicholas Hytner reveals the inside story of his 12 years at the helm of the National. This is a story about actors, writers and directors; about directing new plays like The History Boys and One Man, Two Guvnors; films like The Madness of King George; about probing Shakespeare from every angle and reinventing the classics; and about coming up time and again against the challenge of reconciling art and commerce. With candour, intelligence, humour and insight borne from experience of...

Duration: 00:33:59


The National Theatre Podcast

5/22/2017
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We have a new show! Here's some information about the brand new National Theatre Podcast, with episode one available to download now.

Duration: 00:00:52


Ugly Lies The Bone: Ferrentino and Rubasingham

3/10/2017
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Writer Lindsey Ferrentino is joined by director Indhu Rubasingham to discuss the European premiere of Ugly Lies the Bone.

Duration: 00:27:44


Denzel Washington on Fences

3/2/2017
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Director and actor, Denzel Washington discusses his new film Fences adapted from the play by August Wilson.

Duration: 00:23:28


Ruth Wilson on Hedda Gabler

2/21/2017
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The actor reflects on the challenges and rewards of playing the title role in Hedda Gabler.

Duration: 00:32:58


Ivo van Hove and Patrick Marber on Hedda Gabler

2/8/2017
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Director Ivo van Hove and writer Patrick Marber discuss this new version of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler with Kirsty Wark.

Duration: 00:23:49


Alexander Zeldin on LOVE

1/11/2017
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The writer-director Alexander Zeldin talks to Samira Ahmed about his new play, LOVE.

Duration: 00:22:11


A Poem For Every Night Of The Year

12/8/2016
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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. Allie Esiri’s new anthology is a journey through a calendar year, highlighting key moments and dates with a poem for every night, by writers such as Maya Angelou, Robert Burns and Benjamin Zephaniah. With guest readers Kate Duchêne, Hattie Morahan, Giles Terera and Samuel West.

Duration: 00:46:48


Michael Longhurst on Amadeus

12/1/2016
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Director Michael Longhurst discusses his new production of Peter Shaffer’s play, Amadeus, with Kate Mosse.

Duration: 00:22:52


David Hare and John Simenon on The Red Barn

11/28/2016
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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. La Main is published as The Hand by Penguin Classics on 6 October, part of its long-term project to bring the Belgian writer to a British audience.

Duration: 00:28:06

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