Sir Trevor Nunn is an English theatre director who was artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1968 to 1986 and of the National Theatre from 1997 to 2003.
He has directed world premieres of Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express and Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber, among many productions in Britain and on Broadway. Nunn, 77, lives in London and has five children.
He is currently directing Dessert by Oliver Cotton at the Southwark Playhouse in London.
How did your childhood influence your work ethic and attitude to money?
I was born during the war and brought up in a working class household in Ipswich during a time of rationing and the pretty constant threat of unemployment.
My dad was a carpenter so there wasn’t a great deal of money to live on. Having very little was a constant worry for my parents. But we were a very happy family in spite of it. My work ethic…