‘A brilliant introduction to the world of theatre and the people who make it’ – Benedict Cumberbatch
National Theatre: All About Theatre is a richly illustrated book for ages 10+ specially designed to take children behind the scenes and open up the world of theatre. With over 128 colourful pages, this unique and lively book shows how plays like War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and many others are made, from the first idea to the final curtain.
Theatre brings people together to experience a story, but it isn’t just about what is seen on stage. It takes many different people with many different skills to put on a play. All About Theatre tells the story of how it’s done at the National Theatre, where everything happens under one roof – from writing and set design to wigs, make-up, video and music. Packed with tricks of the trade, quotes from famous actors and insights from theatre experts like fight directors and prop-makers, this fascinating book tells you everything about theatre, from back stage to front of house. And with fun ideas to try at home, the book will inspire young readers to get involved in theatre themselves.
Illustrated by RUDE
Foreword by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre