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National Theatre Company

Company NameNational Theatre Company
Company TypeTheater Company
LocationLondon, England, UK
WebsiteOfficial Website
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About the Company

Since Laurence Olivier's inaugural production of Hamlet in 1963, the National Theatre has produced over 600 plays. Starting in temporary premises at the Old Vic, with the promise of a new building, the company would not find a permanent home until the opening of Denys Lasdun's National Theatre building in 1976. In each of the years since, the National has staged over twenty new productions. There are over 1,000 performances every year, given by a company of 150 actors to over 600,000 people. In 1988, the theatre earned the title "Royal National Theatre," but it is more commonly known as "National Theatre" or simply "The National."

The Royal National Theatre


(Productions are in reverse chronological order)

  1. As You Like It (1967, National Theatre Company, UK) .... theater company

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