Theatre designers are often unacknowledged as cultural commentators. To redress this imbalance, Armstrong has used the NT Archive to draw together critics’ reactions to productions with the designers’ intentions.
Having researched designers at the National for her PhD since 2005, Armstrong will look at how the designers working with Nicholas Hytner during his early period as NT Director – Tim Hatley, Christopher Oram and Mark Thompson – produced a distinctly ‘globalised’ aesthetic’ in their designs.
Call 020 7452 3000 or book online to reserve you place for this free lecture. Limited availability.
7 May at 1pm
John Lyon Education Studio, National Theatre Studio, 83-101, The Cut, SE1 8LL, London
Embodying Globalisation: NT Set Design – Esther Armstrong