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About Sir Trevor Nunn

Trevor Nunn is one of Britain’s most well-respected and influential theatre directors. After studying English under F R Leavis at Downing College, Cambridge, he became Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at the age of 28. Under his direction the company expanded into The Swan, the Other Place, and the Barbican Theatre.

Between 1997 and 2003, he was Artistic Director of the Royal National Theatre, and he was Artistic Director of theHaymarket Theatre Royal in 2011. His latest production is the highly-acclaimed Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman) at the St James Theatre. He was knighted in the 2002 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

He has directed the world premieres of Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia and Rock n Roll by Tom Stoppard, and of Cats, Sunset Boulevard and Starlight Express by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other theatre includes Timon of Athens, Skellig (Young Vic), The Lady From The Sea (Almeida), Hamlet, Richard II, Inherit the Wind (Old Vic), King Lear, The Seagull (RSC), Scenes from a Marriage (Coventry and St James Theatre), A Little Night Music (London / New York), Cyrano de Bergerac, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Kiss Me Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre), Birdsong (West End), Flare Path, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Tempest and The Lion in Winter (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Chorus of Disapproval (West End) and All That Fall (Jermyn Street Theatre). Opera productions include Idomeneo, Porgy and Bess, Cosi Fan Tutte, Peter Grimes (Glyndebourne and Salzburg) and Katya Kabanova and Sophie’s Choice (Royal Opera House). Work for television includes Antony and Cleopatra, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Three Sisters, Othello and King Lear and on film Hedda, Lady Jane and Twelfth Night.

Sir Trevor Nunn's Research

Stage Productions

A Little Night Music [Broadway, unknown] Director

Kiss Me, Kate [West End, 2012] Director

A Chorus of Disapproval [West End, 2012] Director

The Lion in Winter [West End, 2011] Director

The Tempest [West End, 2011] Director

A Little Night Music [Broadway, 2009] Director

Gone with the Wind [West End, 2008] Director

Rock ‘n’ Roll [Broadway, 2007] Director

Porgy and Bess [West End, 2006] Director

Les Misérables [Broadway, 2006] Director

Porgy and Bess [West End, 2006] Adaptation

The Woman in White [Broadway, 2005] Director

My Fair Lady [UK Tour, 2005] Director

Acorn Antiques [London Fringe, 2005] Director

The Woman in White [West End, 2004] Director

The Woman in White [Regional (UK), 2003] Director

Anything Goes [West End, 2002] Director

Oklahoma! [Broadway, 2002] Director

South Pacific [West End, 2001] Director

My Fair Lady [West End, 2001] Director

Not About Nightingales [Broadway, 1999] Director

Sunset Boulevard [US Tour, 1998] Director

Oklahoma! [West End, 1998] Director

Sunset Boulevard [US Tour, 1996] Director

Sunset Boulevard [Canada, 1995] Director

Arcadia [Broadway, 1995] Director

Sunset Boulevard [Broadway, 1994] Director

Sunset Boulevard [Regional (US), 1993] Director

Sunset Boulevard [West End, 1993] Director

Aspects of Love [Broadway, 1990] Director

The Baker’s Wife [West End, 1989] Director

Aspects of Love [West End, 1989] Director

Chess [Broadway, 1988] Director

Starlight Express [Broadway, 1987] Director

Les Misérables [Broadway, 1987] Adaptation, Director

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby [Broadway, 1986] Director

Chess [West End, 1986] Director

Les Misérables [West End, 1985] Director

Starlight Express [West End, 1984] Director

All’s Well that Ends Well [Broadway, 1983] Director

Cats [Broadway, 1982] Director

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby [Broadway, 1981] Director

Cats [West End, 1981]

Film Productions

Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (director and adaptation) (1996)

Lady Jane (director) (1986)

Hedda (director and adaptation) (1976)

Television Productions

King Lear (2008 TV Movie)

The Merchant of Venice (2001 TV movie)

Oklahoma! (1999 TV movie)

Porgy and Bess (1993 TV movie)

Othello (1990 TV movie)

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982 TV mini-series)

The Three Sisters (1981 TV movie)

BBC2 Playhouse (TV series) – (1 episode, 1979)

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1979)

Sir Trevor Nunn's Teaching

Trevor Nunn delivers workshops and lectures for students of the English BA at New College of the Humanities.