See Richard Pilbrow at the National Theatre and PLASA London

September 30, 2013

Don’t miss Richard Pilbrow in London in the next week as he makes appearances at both the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary lunchtime series and at PLASA London.


Appearances at the National Theatre

Richard is honored to be taking part in two of the National’s lunchtime discussions looking at changes in theatre in the past 50 years. The National Theatre is one of Theatre Projects’ landmark projects with innovations that would set the industry standards for years to come and mark the rediscovery of the courtyard theatre form.

Tuesday, October 1 at 1:05 pm

Scene Changes: Theatre Architecture

Richard will join arts and architecture writer Gillian Darley and architects Steve Tompkins and Keith Williams to examine how theatre architecture has changed over the last 50 years.

Tuesday, October 8 at 1:05 pm

Scene Changes: Theatre Lighting

Richard (Three Sisters, Show Boat) will join a panel of notable lighting designers including Paule Constable (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse) and Paul Pyant (The Wind in the Willows, Carousel) to look at the history of stage lighting over the last 50 years, the changing role of the lighting designer, how technology has advanced theatre lighting, and in turn how it has had to adapt to other onstage developments.


Sessions at PLASA London

Richard will lead two sessions at PLASA London celebrating the National Theatre.

Monday, October 7 at 2:00 pm

Changing Theatres 1963-2013 (In loving memory of Mark Fisher)

The past 50 years have brought revolutionary change to the theatre industry, Richard brings together an elite group of colleagues (theatre critic Michael Coveney, stage engineer Richard Brett, sound designer David Collison, pioneer of rock & roll lighting Brian Croft, lighting designer Rick Fisher, and lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe) who have lived through these times to discuss the epic changes and speculate on what is to come.

Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm

The Real Story of the National Design: Theatre Versus Architecture and Technology

Join Richard Pilbrow and Richard Eyre (director of the National Theatre 1987-1997) as they offer an insiders view on the design of the National Theatre. They will be joined by Theatre Projects’ alumni Richard Brett, Iain Mackintosh, and David Collison.

The Royal National Theatre is one of the UK’s most prominent theatre companies and one of the world’s leading theatre producers. Since its inception in 1963, the National has presented over 800 productions. They are marking their half-century with a short season celebrating the remarkable people and plays that have made the NT one of the most cherished and creative of great British institutions.

PLASA London is the world's premier pro audio and entertainment lighting event, held annually at ExCeL London.

See Richard Pilbrow at the National Theatre and PLASA London
Credit: Lora Karam Photography