Sir Nicholas Hytner, who presided over the National Theatre as its artistic director from 2003-2015, is to publish a memoir of his time at the helm. The book, which will be called Balancing Acts, will be published in May 2017 by Jonathan Cape.
According to the publisher, “With candour, intelligence, humour and insight born from experience of extraordinary successes and lunatic failures, Hytner explores the biggest questions facing the creative industries right now... This is a book not just for theatre lovers, but for anybody interested in the future of our cultural landscape, and the role art plays in society today.”
Two of Hytner's predecessors, Peter Hall and Richard Eyre, both also published memoirs of their time running the National.