Cambridge Literary Festival: Nicholas Hytner - Balancing Acts

Cambridge Literary Festival: Nicholas Hytner - Balancing Acts

Friday 13 April 2018
Cambridge Union Society
Artistic Director of the National Theatre (2003-2015) Nicholas Hytner takes to the stage to discuss his legendary career.

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In his new book Balancing Acts, he offers an intimate, behind-the- scenes look at some of his lunatic failures and dazzling success stories during his tenure including The History Boys, War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors. From pioneering the National Theatre Live cinema broadcasts to working with leading actors Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith and Daniel Day Lewis, he has been instrumental in changing the public perception of theatre’s purpose. Join Hytner for a candid, intimate and insightful exploration of the art and alchemy of making theatre. 

In conversation with Rachel Cooke, journalist and writer.
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60 minutes