The National Theatre’s Turnaround

Nicholas Hytner’s reinvention of London’s National Theatre has been a big success so far. “Hytner’s gamble that the NT could get the same income from near 100% capacity at bargain basement prices as it could from 65% utilisation at traditional prices does, of course, depend on producing high-class shows. If Mr Hytner can continue as he has started, he has a real chance of turning the National into a People’s Theatre. That would be a rare achievement.”