Ben Power: going behind the scenes at the National’s Shed

21st April 2013



The National Theatre Associate Director tells Matt Trueman how the Shed – the NT’s temporary studio theatre filling in for the Cottesloe, which is being refurbished – came into being, what lies behind his programming and muses on what its lasting effects might be. In a theatre landscape undergoing a lot of rapid change, does the Shed serve as an unmissable icon anticipating the theatre of tomorrow? Recorded at the National Theatre, 19 April 2013.

The investment that we’re making in it – both financially and creatively – would be pointless if we then forget that it had happened.