National Theatre, temporary theatre
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Apr 17 2013
The latest, temporary addition to the National Theatre family is this striking temporary structure in front of the main building (occupying the area normally take up by Watch This Space, which is taking the summer off). A replacement for the Cottesloe – which is currently being done up, and will reopen next year as the Dorfman – the temporary theatre is a more intimate black box studio, with a seating capacity of just 200 and no backstage area to speak of. It sports a hipper, more lo-fi programme than the Cottesloe, with acclaimed visiting shows and experimental original work. Initially intended to stay on the south bank for a year, the temporary theatre was initially called The Shed, but the rights to the name lapsed at the end of April 2014. Ironically its longeivity has led to it being renamed the 'temproary theatre', though a better title is apparently imminent.
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What's on at National Theatre, temporary theatre
West End, Drama
- Rating: 2/5
Queen of the first-world problem, playwright Polly Stenham has been chronicling the familial woes of the upper-middle classes ever since she burst on the scene in a blaze of glory aged 19.‘Hotel’, her fourth play and first for the NT, begins extremely...
Kids' theatre, Shakespeare, Drama, West End
- Rating: 4/5
'Romeo and Juliet' returns to the National Theatre's temporary space from October 29 2014. Director Bijan Sheibani is not afraid to lob everything at his hugely stylised productions, an approach that has made for a memorable if varied career at the National...