Trevor Nunn may not be missing that £2.5 million he's donating to the National Theatre for long (See Today's News). Certainly he's not going to be short of lucrative work. In addition to his long-awaited production of Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea, which will open the new Almeida's season this spring (See News, 9 Dec 2002), Nunn has been signed up to direct Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical, The Woman in White (See The Goss, 4 Nov 2002). The director owes much of his estimated £40 million fortune to Lloyd Webber's Cats and, though it's unlikely any musical will ever rival that record-breaker's 21-year run, the new project will no doubt have its compensations. Based on Wilkie Collins' 19th-century romantic novel The Woman in White will have a book by playwright Charlotte Jones, whose Humble Boy won both the Critics' Circle and the Whatsonstage.com 2002 Theatregoers' Choice Awards for Best New Play in 2002. The musical is due to have an outing at Lloyd Webber's private Sydmonton festival this summer ahead of a West End premiere in early 2004.