Trevor Nunn


Trevor Nunn, winner of the 1983 Tony Award for his direction of Cats, was educated at Cambridge, where he acted and directed in many plays. He won an ABC Television trainee Director's Scholarship to the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and later became resident director. In 1965 he became associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and in 1968, Artistic Director. His work for the company in Stratford and London has included The Revenger's Tragedy, The Taming of the Shrew, The Relapse, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Hedda Gabler, Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, The Alchemist, All's Well That Ends Well, Once in a Lifetime, Juno and the Paycock and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, which completed a successful run on Broadway. In 1982, he led the RSC into their new London home, the Barbican Theatre, which opened with his production of Shakespeare's Henry IV, parts 1 & 2. This was followed by the Christmas production, with John Caird, of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. His film Hedda and his productions of Antony and Cleopatra, Comedy of Errors, Macbeth and The Three Sisters have also been seen on television. Most recent credits include his first opera production Idomeneo at Glyndebourne, the film Lady Jane and the musicals Starlight Express and Les Miserables.

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