September 27th, 2016

National Theatre director returns to his Bromsgrove roots

National Theatre director returns to his Bromsgrove roots National Theatre director returns to his Bromsgrove roots
Rufus Norris, the artistic director of the National Theatre, will be returning to his home town.
Updated: 3:24 pm, Feb 19, 2016

THE ARTISTIC director of the National Theatre will be returning to his home town to give a presentation.

Rufus Norris, who grew up in the town and went to North Bromsgrove High School, will take to the stage at Artrix next Sunday (February 28) for the latest event in the WORDS programme.

Rufus trained at RADA and has been an associate director of the National Theatre in 2011 and was made Artistic Director in March 2015.

Of the National Theatre, he said: “It has to be a broad church, I would love it to be a broader church and I think it is very important we reflect the city and the country we are in.”

During his first season he directed a new version of the medieval play Everyman and the premiere production of a new musical, Wonder.land by Damon Albarn.

Last year also saw the release of his film version of London Road starring Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy.

WORDS has been bringing the best of the spoken and written word for the last 35 years.

Single tickets for all WORDS events are £15 (£7.50 for students) from online at www.artrix.co.uk or by calling 01527 577330 or the WORDS ticket secretary on 0121 445 3485.

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