Join one of Britain’s most acclaimed directors of stage and screen for a masterclass in the art of making plays.
Artistic director of the National Theatre from 1988 to 1997, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Utopia and Other Places and of National Service, a diary of his decade at the National, Sir Richard Eyre is not only renowned as a play-maker but as one of the country’s most astute and powerful communicators, able to translate the backstage drama of making theatre happen in griping and insightful narrative. Journalist and broadcaster Matthew Stadlen joined him to learn more.
Praise for Richard Eyre:
Superb…profound… definitive, gorgeously written and devastatingly acute… A lifetime in the arts, and the institutions that matter, has rarely been so valuable, revealing or funny… will never be far from my reach for the rest of my life. –Michael Coveney in Whats On Stage
Highly intelligent and thought-provoking… Almost everything in What Do I Know? will generate more than a mere flicker of interest… Gets right to the heart of what it means to be an actor and it is also hard to recall a better description of the work of a director… There is something here for every theatre addict to enjoy. —British Theatre Guide
‘A matchless chronicle of arguably the finest decade in the National’s history … a rich, enthralling book’ — Sunday Times
‘A superlative record of a theatre, a man and a time’ — Simon Callow, Guardian
‘Funny, melancholy, incisive … Absorbing for anyone who is interested in the theatre, writing or trying to be a human being’ — Observer