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07/02/03
Second To Nunn
- Starry tribute to the National's resigning artistic director

DAME JUDI DENCH hosts Night of 1000 Voices at the Royal Albert Hall May 4. The review pays tribute to the musical theate work which earned Trevor Nunn both praise and criticism during his stint as artistic director of the National Theatre.

Nunn steps down in April with a string of hits to his name. His Les Miserables continues at the Palace Theatre, along with his My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal Dury Lane, while his swan song Anything Goes is still drawing crowds at the National Theatre. He will be remembered by fans as the man who balanced the National theatre's books, and by critics as a crowd pleaser whose conservative productions wasted the potential of his subsidised theatre.

Stars lined up for the show include Lauren Kennedy from Oklahoma, Sally Ann Triplett from Anything Goes and Michael McCarthy from Les Mis. Children from the Sylvia Young Theatre School get in on the act as the accompanying choir, supported by the City of London Philharmonic orchestra. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Variety Club Children's Charity and the Alan Jay Lerner Fund for Cancer Research.



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