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Rufus Norris

National Theatre

Rufus Norris is Director of the National Theatre having previously been an Associate Director since 2011.

For the National he has directed The Threepenny Opera, in a new version by Simon Stephens; wonder.land, created by Damon Albarn, Moira Buffini and Rufus Norris; Everyman in a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role; Behind the Beautiful Forevers by David Hare based on the book by Katherine Boo, The Amen Corner by James Baldwin, Table by Tanya Ronder, London Road by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork, Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka and Market Boy by David Eldridge.

He was an Associate Director at the Young Vic and other work has included: Cabaret and The Country Girl in the West End; Les Liasons Dangereuses (Broadway: five Tony nominations); Festen (Almeida, West End and Broadway: Evening Standard & Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Director); and Blood Wedding (Almeida 2004).

Rufus Norris’ debut feature film Broken premiered at Cannes in 2012; his film of London Road was released in June 2015.

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