The Hard Problem asks the question, ‘what is consciousness?’. As weighty as this sounds, the multi-award-winning Arcadia (1993) handled similarly complicated scientific issues with a deftly witty touch, and after more than 50 years in the business, there’s no doubt Stoppard knows what he’s doing. Nonetheless, it’s a difficult concept to stage, and it will be very interesting to hear the reasons behind Hytner’s decisions. Both men are establishment figures who wear that status lightly, both highly intelligent but never dull. To hear them discuss this long-awaited play will be a pleasure.
|What||Nicholas Hytner and Tom Stoppard in conversation, National Theatre Platform|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 06 Feb 15, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
|Website||Click here to book via National Theatre|