Ian Nicholson Assistant Director

Ian trained as a director at the National Theatre Studio, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and École Philippe Gaulier, and was Laboratory Associate Director at Nuffield Southampton Theatres in 2017/2018

He was Associate Director for the National Theatre on We’re Here Because We’re Here, created by Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller, and Rufus Norris.

Recent directing credits include: Medusa (Nuffield Southampton Theatres); Phoenix and Turtle (Little Angel Theatre); Othello (Unicorn Theatre, London); Arabian Nights (The Egg, Bath); The Ingenious Gentleman: Don Quixote of La Mancha (Jacksons Lane & international tour) which won The Stage Award and a Vaults Festival Award; Tender Loving Care (New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth); The Last March (Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter).

He has previously worked as assistant director for Samuel Hodges, Emma Rice, Sean Holmes, Cal McCrystal and Paul Hunter.


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