Wednesday, June 30

Trevor Nunn on Aspects of Love

Trevor Nunn is currently in rehearsal for a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart and Don Black’s Aspects of Love which previews at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 7th July and runs from 15th July until 26th September 2010.

Nunn took some time out to talk to the Daily Telegraph and explained he was working on this revival even though   “I have made it a rule to myself not to go back over previous successes”. Aspects did three years in the West End, and his desire to do it again was slowly ignited by a conversation he has been having with Andrew Lloyd Webber for many years.

When Aspects was first conceived, Andrew always talked about it being a small-scale piece. And I don’t think that he would deny that the day came when he said, 'As I’m discovering more about the score, I’m realising that it needs bigger musical forces.’ At which point we wouldn’t be talking about small scale any more.”

So the latest version of Aspects of Love has been stripped down by the show’s original orchestrator David Cullen.  The Menier Chocolate Factory with its small intimate space is famous for presenting scaled down shows: A Little Night Music, La Cage Aux Folles and Sweet Charity starring Tamzin Outhwaite (which has transferred to London’s Haymarket Theatre) being just some of their award winning successes.

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