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We are Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on: Theatre and the Imagination

Monday 01 November 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Nicholas Hytner speaks about why the theatre and the arts are so essential to our national life and our own humanity. How can theatre help us to transcend boundaries, expand truth, deepen empathy and set free both the imagination and our own creativity? How does theatre make word flesh?

How to book

If you cannot attend in-person, this lecture will also be streamed live online. For tickets to watch online, click here

We want to make sure that the Autumn Lecture Series is open to all. Free places are available for each lecture, in person and online.

If you can, please consider buying a ticket for £10 for you or for someone else. Your purchase will help keep our education programme open to all.

To book a ticket, please click the yellow “Book” button below.

Nicholas Hytner is artistic director and co-founder of the Bridge Theatre, where he has recently directed Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and (in June 2021) the premiere of Nina Raine’s Bach & Sons. He was director of the National Theatre 2003-15, where he directed many plays by Shakespeare including Henry V, Hamlet, Timon of Athens and Othello; and the premieres of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, Richard Bean’s One Man Two Guvnors, Ayub Khan Din’s Rafta, Rafta and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. He has directed opera at the Royal Opera House, the Paris Opéra, the Metropolitan Opera New York and English National Opera. His films include The Madness of King George and The Lady in the Van. His book Balancing Acts was published by Jonathan Cape in 2017.

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