"TREVOR NUNN to quit NATIONAL next year"

"TREVOR NUNN to quit NATIONAL next year"

It has been reported that the director of The Royal National Theatre, Trevor Nunn, is to quit at the end of his five-year term in September 2002.

A spokeswoman is reported to have said that Mr Nunn "has his own plans for the next stage in his career.....even so, he has generously agreed to stay in post until a successor is ready to take over".

The National's board is now considering who will succeed the 61-year-old.

Nunn, was recently at the centre of controversy over his commercially successful revival of "My Fair Lady". The director, will benefit financially when the multi-million production of "My Fair Lady", moves from the National to the West End in July. But the National has vigorously rejected suggestions that he was staging commercial work at the expense of the new and innovative at the publicly-subsidised venue.

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