Nick Hytner

Founder, The Bridge Theatre

Biography

Nick Hytner is the former Director of the National Theatre. His work includes productions at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, Leeds Playhouse, and the Royal Exchange, Manchester, where he was Associate Director. He has directed Measure for Measure, The Tempest and King Lear for the RSC. For the National: 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, and Othello. Other work in London includes Miss Saigon, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cressida, The Lady in the Van, and Orpheus Descending; in New York Carousel, 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 Affection and The History Boys

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