Hytner – Recipe For Success

Nicholas Hytner has become a star as he turns around the fortunes of London’s National Theatre. “Allying a series of bold, eye-catching plays with a policy of massively cutting ticket prices, Hytner’s vision has paid off spectacularly. New audiences packed its auditoriums for everything from headline-making Jerry Springer: the Opera to an ambitious production of Philip Pullman’s children’s bestseller His Dark Materials to David Hare’s savagely docu-realist account of the run-up to the Iraq war, Stuff Happens. Hytner was widely credited with reviving not just the National, but theatre at large.”