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Chuck Norris? Twitter reacts to National Theatre news

Rufus Norris' appointment as the next artistic director of the National Theatre after Nicholas Hytner prompted a wave of reactions on Twitter. Here's a selection....

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Firstly, why not check out our full story on Norris' appointment (including all the tweets from the press conference this morning) by following this link...

Ok, let's get started with some industry reactions. First up Vicky Featherstone, new artistic director of the Royal Court:

...and another new AD, Jeremy Herrin of Headlong...

Similar sentiments are expressed from some other London theatres...

...while playwright Natalie Mitchell voices qualified praise...

...and those within the National seem pleased. Here's Digital Content producer Maya Gabrielle:

Some people were confused by the appointment...

Others, meanwhile, are more concerned by the 'hotness' of the National's new head honcho...

...detractors are keeping quiet (at least for now):

...but one thing's for certain, our readers seem to be (almost) unanimous in their response:

What do you make of Norris' appointment? Tell us in the comments below...

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