Stories on stage and screen – with Nick Hytner
Friday 24th February - Friday 24th February
About the event
Nick Hytner, BAFTA and Laurence Olivier award-winning director, reflects with Nicolette Jones on a life spent presenting stories on stage and screen.
Nick will share his experience of transferring some of the world’s best-loved children’s books to the stage, including The Wind in the Willows, His Dark Materials and War Horse.
This event is part of the Thousand and One Stories series, in which The Story Museum invites leading story experts and the public to help shape its story collection.
About Nick Hytner
Nicholas Hytner was Director of the National Theatre from 2003-2015, where he directed plays by Alan Bennett (The Madness of George III, The History Boys, The Habit of Art); Shakespeare (Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Timon of Athens, Othello); plays from the classical repertoire (The Alchemist, Phèdre, London Assurance); and a wide range of new plays. He delivered a repertoire of 20 productions a year, including War Horse and The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time, and introduced NT Live cinema broadcasts around the world.
He has worked widely in opera – in London, Paris, Munich and New York; and in film (The Lady In The Van, The Madness of King George.) Theatre awards include three Olivier, five Evening Standard awards and three Tony awards.
He is an Honorary Doctor of Letters at Cambridge University and an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at the Juilliard School.
His new London Theatre Company will open its first theatre at Tower Bridge – the Bridge Theatre – in Autumn 2017.Go back