News: New episodes featuring leading names of stage and screen announced for National Theatre’s Life in Stages interview series

The National Theatre has announced three new episodes as part of its recently launched interview series Life in Stages featuring conversations with leading names in British Theatre. The new episodes will be available to watch for free on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel on Thursday evenings at 7pm BST.

The fourth episode of the series which will air on Thursday 13 May will see award-winning actors Bill Nighy, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Andrew Lincoln, 20 years on from starring together in Joe Penhall’s critically acclaimed Blue/Orange at the National Theatre (2000) and in much-loved film Love Actually (2003), reunited to discuss and reflect on their extensive acting careers.

On 20 May the fifth episode will feature a conversation between director and National Theatre Associate Dominic Cooke together with award-winning actor Sophie Okonedo. The sixth episode will be broadcast on 27 May featuring actor, writer and newly appointed Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre Clint Dyer and writer, recording artist and spoken word performer Kae Tempest.

These conversations were pre-recorded on the empty Lyttelton stage at the National Theatre and see renowned figures from across the theatre industry reflect on their illustrious professional careers and share personal anecdotes, stories and memories along the way.

The first three episodes featured conversations between Rufus Norris and Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor, and Meera Syal and Adrian Lester, and are all available to catch up on now for free on the NT’s YouTube channel.

The Life in Stages series is supported by Charles Stanley Wealth Managers.

Life in Stages is co-produced by WING, an All 3 Media Company.

Photo credit: Louise Haywood-Schiefer

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