Dame Diana has provided a modern version of the fairy story The Princess and the Pea.
One of Britain's most distinguished actresses, Dame Diana Rigg, has attacked the standard of comfort in the National Theatre's dressing rooms. Claiming that 'the conditions are absolutely ludicrous for a theatre built from scratch' she also wrote that she felt 'cross every time I enter the building.'
No need for the National to take umbrage, though; the interview appears in an internal newsletter — sent, alongside publicity for forthcoming shows, to everyone on the RNT's mailing list — that marks the organization's 25th anniversary in its present building.
True, the National Theatre's backstage area has a reputation for being unlovely, but theatre dressing rooms in general are usually lacking in glamour; theatre owners generally save that for the front of house area, while producers reserve expenditure for the stage.
by Alistair Green Theatrenow