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  1. February 21, 2014

    The Lucy Kellaway Interview: Sir Trevor Nunn

    Lunchtime. A theatre in London’s West End. Behind a closed door a rehearsal is under way. A piece of A4 paper pinned up...

  2. December 7, 2012

    The Inventory: Trevor Nunn

    Trevor Nunn, 72, has directed productions for theatre, film and television and has been artistic director of the Royal...

  1. October 15, 2012

    All That Fall, Jermyn Street Theatre, London

    Trevor Nunn seems to believe that his is the first stage presentation of Samuel Beckett’s 1957 radio play. In fact it was...

  2. September 30, 2012

    A Chorus of Disapproval, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

    The casting of this revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s 1984 comedy furnishes a clutch of in-jokes for the theatre cognoscenti. When...

  3. July 2, 2012

    Kiss Me, Kate, Chichester Festival Theatre, West Sussex

    Chichester is now an incubator for West End musicals. Last year the Festival Theatre despatched its productions of Singin’...

  4. November 17, 2011

    The Lion in Winter, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London

    We all know Christmas with the relatives can be trying, what with squabbles over the Scrabble and tantrums over the turkey....

  5. September 23, 2011

    Othello, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

    Daniel Evans’ production explodes on to the stage in a high-speed, high-volume exchange. Within 10 seconds, three...

  6. September 7, 2011

    The Tempest, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

    In so many ways, Trevor Nunn’s production could have been staged a century ago. There are occasional modern video-projection...

  7. June 5, 2011

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Chichester Festival Theatre, West Sussex

    If you are very lucky, once or twice in a lifetime you chance upon a writer who you feel is writing just for you, touching...

  8. May 3, 2011

    When lounging around can get the job done

    T aking the passenger “from the driveway to the runway” is the ultimate aim of Phil Cameron, founder of No.1 Traveller,...

  9. March 14, 2011

    Flare Path, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

    The programme note for Trevor Nunn’s excellent revival of Rattigan’s wartime play tells us that the playwright’s...

  10. August 3, 2010

    A Little Night Music, New York

    Elaine Stritch as Madame Armfeldt Since mid-July, time-wasters in online chatrooms devoted to Broadway have been chittering...

  11. May 15, 2010

    A tiny London theatre that's big on Broadway

    David Babani at the Menier Chocolate Factory “It’s gorgeous,” says David Babani, throwing his arms wide as if to embrace the...

  12. October 5, 2009

    Throwing the book at reason

    Theatre has evolved somewhat since Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote this 1955 courtroom drama based on the famous...

  13. October 4, 2009

    Inherit the Wind, Old Vic, London

    Theatre has evolved somewhat since Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote this 1955 courtroom drama based on the famous...

  14. June 13, 2009

    Spacey show

    Old Vic director Kevin Spacey was at his most persuasive at The Ivy lunch on Monday, making an impassioned case for arts...

  15. May 18, 2009

    A good nose for tragedy

    In recent years, Cyrano de Bergerac has been downgraded to a romantic comedy, a pleasing diversion about a man with a...

  16. May 17, 2009

    Cyrano de Bergerac, Chichester Festival Theatre

    In recent years, Cyrano de Bergerac has been downgraded to a romantic comedy, a pleasing diversion about a man with a...

  17. December 27, 2008

    Theatre Sarah Hemming & Ian Shuttleworth

    August: Osage County National Theatre, London SE1 If the relatives are driving you mad, this could help you to put things...

  18. December 6, 2008

    A Little Night Music

    Director Trevor Nunn ends 2008 as he began it: in Ingmar Bergman territory, now moving from the bleakness of Scenes From A...

  19. November 29, 2008

    A Little Night Music

    Menier Chocolate Factory, London SE1 The Chocolate Factory has given us some Christmas treats in the past, not least the...

  20. April 26, 2008

    Gone with the Wind

    As of opening night, Trevor Nunn's production had been trimmed to a little under the running time of the classic movie...

  21. April 19, 2008

    Gone with the Wind

    Sweeping, stirring, romantic - and that's just the frocks. Margaret Mitchell's epic love story transfers to stage, adapted...

  22. April 12, 2008

    The making of a musical

    Five years ago Margaret Martin, a doctor of public health in Los Angeles, with no previous professional track record in...

  23. April 12, 2008

    The making of a musical

    Five years ago Margaret Martin, a doctor of public health in Los Angeles, with no previous professional track record in...

  24. January 20, 2008

    Scenes from a Marriage, Belgrade Theatre B2, Coventry

    Trevor Nunn has chosen a strange way to limber up for directing the stage musical of Gone With The Wind in the West End in...

  25. January 12, 2008

    Scenes from a Marriage

    Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Trevor Nunn's most recent noteworthy production was the Ian McKellen King Lear for the RSC,...

  26. November 24, 2007

    THEATRE SARAH HEMMING & IAN SHUTTLEWORTH

    Women of Troy Lyttelton, National Theatre, London SE1 In recent years Euripides and his great war tragedies have seemed all...

  27. September 18, 2007

    THEATRE King Lear/ The Seagull Brooklyn Academy, New York

    So much attention has been lavished on Sir Ian McKellen at the start of this Royal Shakespeare Company double-bill tour of...

  28. September 17, 2007

    King Lear/The Seagull, Brooklyn Academy, New York

    So much attention has been lavished on Sir Ian McKellen at the start of this Royal Shakespeare Company double-bill tour of...

  29. June 16, 2007

    Critics choice

    St Magnus June 22-27, Kirkwall and Stromness, Orkney St Magnus is one of the jewels of the festival landscape - a...

  30. June 9, 2007

    THEATRE

    King Lear Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Every moment of Ian McKellen's mighty performance is beautifully pitched....

  31. May 26, 2007

    THEATRE

    The Seagull Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon The same company as for Lear, but with Frances Barber at the helm this...

  32. May 26, 2007

    THEATRE

    At last Sir Ian McKellen's assault on this Everest of acting parts will be assessed and recorded. Though quite when this...

  33. April 14, 2007

    Theatre

    The Wonderful World of Dissocia - LAST CHANCE Anthony Neilson's recent plays have tried increasingly to enact mental...

  34. March 31, 2007

    Theatre

    King Lear - NEW No event in the Royal Shakespeare Company's year-long Shakespearathon has been more keenly awaited. In...

  35. December 28, 2006

    Theatre in London in 2007

    Since one of the highlights of 2006 was Harold Pinter returning to the stage after more than one life-threatening illness to...

  36. November 11, 2006

    Convincing amplification from opera to musical

    Is it an opera? Is it a musical? Like Bizet's Carmen, the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is enough like a musical to survive...

  37. November 9, 2006

    Les Misérables, Broadhurst Theatre, New York

    I wouldn’t break off a friendship with someone who disliked Les Miz. But I would wonder whether that person had an aversion...

  38. July 24, 2006

    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

    Chichester Festival Theatre It might be tempting to suggest that this two-parter is an easy option as part of artistic...

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