Nicholas Hytner

Nicholas Hytner

Nicholas Hytner has been Director of the National Theatre since 2003 and will leave in March 2015. His work includes productions at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, Leeds Playhouse, and Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, where he was Associate Director.


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 GuvnorsCollaborators, Travelling Light, Timon of Athens, People, Cocktail Sticks, Othello, Great Britain, The Hard Problem

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 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.


The Lady in the Van, The Madness of King George, The Crucible, The Object of My Affection, The History Boys.


Published January 2015