In which Nicholas Hytner is too modest about his achievements to date

Saturday 17 November 2007

From Hugo Rifkind’s People section in yesterday’s The Times:

When you’re responsible for your country’s flagship theatre, aren’t you supposed to convince the public to swing by occasionally? Not, apparently, when you are Nicholas Hytner, director of the National Theatre on the South Bank in London. “I would seriously like to feel that somebody would deliver me a play that will really get up your noses,” he told an audience at the Soho Theatre last week.

One Response to “In which Nicholas Hytner is too modest about his achievements to date”


  1. …in which Hugo Rifkind demonstrates his misunderstanding of the fact that to annoy someone is not the same as to repel or alienate them. Understandable, I suppose, given the amount of time his father spent in government doing all three.


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