Nigel joined the Bristol Old Vic company at the Theatre Royal in 1983 where he stayed for three years working on 29 productions ranging from Richard II to the musical Judy which he also worked on when it transferred to London’s Strand Theatre in 1986.
After a season on the Theatre Of Comedy production of Rookery Nook at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre he joined the Olivier award winning musical Me And My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre and became Associate Director in March 1988 establishing a 10 year association with director Mike Ockrent, going on to direct the first sell out British national tour. He has also acted as Artistic Consultant on several foreign productions, and has directed the show in Stockholm, (in Swedish) Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Receiving best director nominations for the Canadian and Australian productions.
Nigel then became Associate director of the Tony and Olivier award winning Crazy For You at the Prince Edward Theatre, London and directed the UK tour and Australian Production of the show. He also acted as artistic supervisor for the South African production.
He then directed Closer Than Ever for Bergen Film, Stage and Television, Holland and a sell out season of She Loves Me for the
Drayton Festival Theatre, Canada. choreographed by Stephen Mear.
He was UK Associate Director of the Olivier award winning Disney’s Beauty And The Beast at London’s’ Dominion Theatre and resident Director of the Tony and Olivier Award winning musical revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre, which he also directed in Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Dusseldorf.
His own productions include a national tour of Stephen King’s Miser, Just For Joe a one woman show starring Brenda Cochrane at
the Edinburgh festival and subsequent Scottish Tour. Dennis Potters Blue Remembered Hills for the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. He has also directed various pantomimes at Glasgow Kings Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome and Coventry.
The Producers for Susan Stroman – A US tour (3 years) including a season at Harrah’s Casino, Atlantic City.
The Wizard Of Oz for the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton which subsequently toured the United States (four years) including a season at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, New York City.
The first German speaking production of The Producers reopening the newly renovated Ronacher Theatre in Vienna Austria which
subsequently played Berlin!!
Revisiting Chicago over recent years directing productions in Australia, Singapore, Korea, Madrid, Barcelona, Spanish tour and Cambridge and Garrick Theatre, London.
A new production of Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Ontario, Canada. Best Production nomination. Also directed the highly acclaimed production of Susan Stoman’s The Scottsboro Boys Young Vic Theatre. London. UK.