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A bit of Battersea on the South Bank

Tom Morris's move to the National

By Ian Shuttleworth   January 2004

Tom Morris’s departure from the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) on 9th January is as much a loss for the London fringe as it will be a prize for the mainstream. For nearly a decade, BAC has been the unofficial home of experimental theatre. When the 39-year-old Morris takes up his new job as associate director at the National Theatre in February, that energy will transfer to the establishment. Neither Morris nor the NT has defined what exactly the job will entail. All that is certain is that Morris represents the next phase in director Nicholas Hytner’s transformation of the NT.

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