Hytner and Starr announce the London Theatre Company
Former Artistic Director of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner, along with Nick Starr have today unveiled plans for a brand new producing theatre company as well as a purpose built 900 seat theatre by Tower Bridge.
Known as the London Theatre Company, the move comes as the pair have expressed a need for a modern theatre to be built in central London that answers the needs of contemporary audiences and theatre-makers.
Working alongside Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of Haworth Tompkins Architects, designs have been submitted for the venue at Berkeley’s One Tower Bridge development which overlooks Tower Bridge and the river. The space has been designed to be big enough to house an entirely new kind of flexible 900-seat theatre, and will be the home of the newly formed London Theatre Company.
Announcing the project, Nicholas Hytner said that they are already working with playwrights and directors on programming a season that will be predominantly new but will include, on occasion, a re-invention of a great work from the past.
Nicholas Hytner was director of the National Theatre from 2003 to March 2015. He has worked extensively in both film and theatre, with his most successful projects including the original production of 'Miss Saigon', 'The History Boys' and 'One Man, Two Guvnors'. Nick Starr was the National Theatre's executive director and worked closely alongside Hytner on creating the Travelex Season, which allowed affordable tickets to a number of productions.