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 is the 2017/2018 Lab Associate Director at Nuffield Southampton Theatres.

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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