Nicholas Hytner Announces Plans for New Theatre Company in 2015

According to the BBC, departing Director of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner just revealed that after he leaves in 2015, he and executive director Nick Starr will create a New Theatre Company. He told BBC: "I will make theatre for a new company that will, we hope, find new ways of making commercial theatre. Plans are not finished and set in stone. I'm going to continue working with Nick Starr and we will continue, we hope, to produce theatre in the commercial sector."

Hytner will be replaced by Rufus Norris when he leaves the National Theatre in 2015.

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Nicholas Hytner is Director of the National Theatre. His work includes productions at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, Leeds Playhouse, and Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, where he was Associate Director.

His work for the National includes: Ghetto, The Wind in the Willows, The Madness of George III, The Recruiting Officer, Carousel, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Winter's Tale, Mother Clap's Molly House, and, as Director of the NT: Henry V, His Dark Materials, The History Boys, Stuff Happens, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Southwark Fair, The Alchemist, The Man of Mode, The Rose Tattoo, Rafta, Rafta..., Much Ado About Nothing, Major Barbara, England People Very Nice, Phèdre, The Habit of Art, London Assurance, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors, Collaborators, Travelling Light, Timon of Athens, People, Cocktail Sticks and Othello.

For the RSC his work includes: Measure for Measure, The Tempest and King Lear.

Other work in London includes: Miss Saigon, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cressida, The Lady in the Van, and Orpheus Descending; in New YorkCarousel, Twelfth Night, and Sweet Smell of Success.

His work in opera includes productions for The Royal Opera House, Kent Opera, ENO, Glyndebourne, Paris Opera, the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Geneva Opera, and the Bavarian State Opera, Munich.

Films: The Madness of King George, The Crucible, The Object of My Affectionand The History Boys.

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