Trevor Nunn To Direct Shakespeare Play At ArtsEd
Two Gentlemen of Verona starts run on April 30
Acclaimed theatre director Trevor Nunn is to direct ArtsEd students in Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona. This is his first production of this play, which will be performed in repertory in the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre from 30 April-12 May 2015.
Trevor Nunn was the youngest ever Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing over thirty productions, including most of the Shakespeare canon.
“We are thrilled that Trevor has agreed to work with us,” said Jane Harrison, Principal of the Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd).
Trevor Nunn and Jane Harrison Pic - Robin Savage.
The exuberant romantic comedy is believed to be one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, possibly his first, and introduces many of the themes which he explores in detail in his later works
Sir Trevor (he was knighted in 2002) who lives locally, was also the Director of the National Theatre for six years. He said; “I have enjoyed working with students before, and as a Patron of ArtsEd and an enthusiastic follower of the work produced by the school, I am delighted to be offering practical rather than just nominal support. But there is something that makes doing this project here particularly appropriate.
"You see, I think the Two Gentlemen of Verona is Shakespeare’s play about adolescence, about teenage love and growing sexual awareness. So I have been looking to find a situation where that interpretive take on the play can be fully explored. Here it is.”
The cast will comprise final year students.
Full price tickets are £12 plus 50p booking fee. Discounted seats for students and over 65s are £8 plus 50p booking fee. Half-price matinee, Tuesday 5 May.
April 24, 2015