Nick works with new writing to create theatre that resonates. In the 1990’s, he spent the best part of 2 years presenting his work in some of Manchester's most iconic nightclubs. A graduate from Drama Centre London, in 2008 he partnered with Contact Mcr, to present several European collaborations that, through uncomfortable themes, challenged audiences’ perspectives of the world. Nick has his own version of visual thrills and meaningful stories, and now creates theatre of epic proportions in parks, city squares, on rivers, canals and iconic buildings, with an extraordinary range of artists and art forms. Periodically, Nick enjoys venturing back indoors, most noticeably to direct the critically acclaimed "Crying in the Chapel" - an inside account of the Strangeways Prison Riots.
"It was ambitious and of extraordinary quality and I am sure will stay in people’s minds for years to come”.
Ros Robins, Director Artrix.
"Excellent ensemble playing" ****
Alan Hulme - Manchester Evening News
“hard-hitting, brutal, and shocking, but ultimately inspiring theatre” ****
Brian Gorman - Fiction Maker
“Nick mixes traditional art forms with a contemporary viewpoint in a way that is really exciting and delights audiences".
Liz Pugh, Co founder and Exec Producer, Walk the Plank.
Eternal Voyages produced by Walk the Plank.
Video courtesy of Walk the Plank.
“Nick has never been content to make one kind of work, or stick with one kind of approach. He is relentlessly committed to his goal of exploring ever new ways to bring theatre to new audiences, and has now been creating epic spectacles for thousands of people, and collaborating with an extraordinary range of artists and art forms for over ten years. And, in doing this has mastered the art of the spectacle – creating his own version of visual thrills, meaningful stories, and deep engagement".
John McGrath, Artistic Director and Chief Exec, Manchester International Festival.
“Testosterone-charged panache” ****
Dominic Cavendish - The Daily Telegraph
Nine Nights produced by Walk the Plank and ArtsEkta.
Video courtesy of ArtsEkta.