Saturday, 1 February 2014

February is London Theatre Month on The Daily Constitutional

Alongside our usual content this February, we’ll also be looking closely at London Theatre on The Daily Constitutional.

We'll have a daily picture quiz, competitions, features and our London Walks Podcast for February will also cover all matters stage-related.

As usual, we want to hear from you. If you’ve anything to say on theatre in London, drop us a line at the usual address.

We'll raise the curtain with this, a piece by John Lithgow on his stint at our National Theatre…

The great American actor John Lithgow, writing in the New York Times, brings a keen outsider’s eye to the business of working at our National Theatre.

“I am one of only a handful of American actors to perform there during its 50-year history,” he observes.

“The actors at the National are a smart and raffish lot, full of high spirits and self-mocking humor, with a disarming absence of snobbery and pretense. Because of them I have loved my time there. I have rarely had a job where I have been so eager to get to the theater at night. All of which accounts for the sentimental importance I attach to that vivid Press Night tradition in the National’s dressing rooms."

Read the full story in The New York Times HERE.

Mr Lithgow's article is a wonderful guided tour of National Theatre traditions and customs. Next week here on The Daily Constitutional we'll be offering you the chance to WIN TWO PLACES ON ONE OF THE NATIONAL THEATRE'S FAMOUS BACKSTAGE TOURS! Come back next week for full details.

Coming Soon in February 2014 – The London Theatre Episode of the London Walks Podcast. In the meantime, you can catch up with earlier episodes at

You can book a private Theatre-themed Walking Tour by emailing

A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at


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