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Trevor Nunn Director

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Trevor Nunn was both the longest-serving and the youngest-ever artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). During his stint, he also headed the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Aldwych and the Swan in London, as well as the RSC’s two smaller theatres, The Other Place and the Donmar Warehouse. He also oversaw the establishment of a new London home for the RSC at the Barbican. For the RSC, he directed most of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as modern dramas, and staged innovative new projects, including NICHOLAS NICKLEBY and the musical LES MISÉRABLES. Following a brief but intense career in film (“Lady Jane” and “Twelfth Night”) and television (including “Macbeth” with Ian McKellen und Judi Dench, “The Comedy of Errors”, “Anthony und Cleopatra”, “Three Sisters”, “Oklahoma!” with Hugh Jackman, and “King Lear” with Ian McKellen) he became artistic director of the National Theatre in London, where he directed numerous plays, including TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, LOVE’S LABOURS LOST, Gorky’s SUMMERFOLK, THE CHERRY ORCHARD with Vanessa Redgrave, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Glenn Close, and the classic musicals MY FAIR LADY und ANYTHING GOES. Trevor Nunn has had the great good fortune to direct several world premieres of plays by Tom Stoppard, with whom he has worked for many years: EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR, ARCADIA, the trilogy THE COAST OF UTOPIA, and ROCK ‘N’ ROLL. The same applies of his work with Andrew Lloyd Webber. Trevor Nunn directed the world premieres of his musicals CATS, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, ASPECTS OF LOVE, SUNSET BOULEVARD and THE WOMAN IN WHITE. His most recent productions include RICHARD II und INHERIT THE WIND, with Kevin Spacey in the main role, the first stage version of Samuel Beckett’s ALL THAT FALL, and the Shakespeare trilogy THE WARS OF THE ROSES. In the summer of 2015, he completed his long-standing project of directing all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays. Trevor Nunn is currently one of the artistic directors of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, where productions he has directed include THE TEMPEST, starring Ralph Fiennes as Prospero. He has also directed numerous operas, including IDOMENEO, COSÌ FAN TUTTE, PETER GRIMES (Salzburg Easter Festival), KATYA KOBANOVA, SOPHIE’S CHOICE, with Angelika Kirchschlager (Covent Garden), and PORGY AND BESS, conducted by Simon Rattle. Trevor Nunn has previously worked with Stephen Schwartz on THE BAKER’S WIFE in London’s West End.