DIRECTOR | CHOREOGRAPHER
Nick Winston is an international director & choreographer working in theatre, opera and television. His extensive credits include director and choreographer of The Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium, hosted by Miranda Hart (ITV); choreographer for Sondheim at 80 starring Dame Judi Dench at The Royal Albert Hall (BBC); Shakespeare Live! from the RSC - which received a BAFTA nomination for Live Entertainment (BBC) and Waiting for Godot at The Lincoln Centre, New York.
Upcoming projects include Chess starring Ramin Karimloo, opening January 2020 in Japan; and a new international tour of We Will Rock You, opening summer 2020 in South Africa.
Theatre credits as director & choreographer include: Mame (7 WhatsOnStage nominations inc. Best Choreography, Hope Mill Theatre); the first original UK revival of Cats (Kilworth House Theatre); Club Tropicana (UK Tour); An American In Paris (National Theatre, Linz); Rock of Ages (UK & International Tour); the 30th Anniversary production of Fame (UK & European Tour); Guys & Dolls (Kilworth House Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Curve Theatre); The Wedding Singer (UK Tour / Korea); Bugsy Malone (Curve Theatre); Flashmob (West End & UK Tour) and Tomorrow Morning (New End Theatre).
Theatre Credits as choreographer include: Loserville (Olivier Award nomination: Best New Musical - West End); Annie (West End & UK Tour / Toronto / South Africa); Horrid Henry: Live & Horrid (West End & UK Tour); Kiss Me, Kate (Théâtre du Châtelet / Oper Graz / Theater Bonn); Sweeney Todd (Copenhagen / The Royal Exchange / West Yorkshire Playhouse); Calamity Jane (UK Tour / Watermill); The Pyjama Game (Tokyo) and Chess (Copenhagen).
Opera Credits include: director of Bauci E Filemone and Orfeo (Southbank Centre); and movement director for Il Turco in Italia (Garsington Opera); Fortunio (Grange Park); Benzin (Chemnitz Opera) and The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opera North / Sadler’s Wells / Minnesota Opera / Moscow State Opera / Bonn Opera).
"Nick Winston ensures the two-hour shebang is as nimble-footed as its long-installed West End rival Matilda" ★★★★ The Telegraph
"Nick Winston's choreography and Colin Richmond's design gives us the 1930s New York of our dreams. Slickly staged, buoyantly performed and motored by cracking musical set pieces and an expert mixture of naivety, whimsy and wit." ★★★★ The Times
"Slick and sensational work from the adult company, too, expertly drilled in Nick Winston's witty choreography" ★★★★ Mark Shenton, London Theatre
"Nick Winston's choreography is inventive and tightly danced" ★★★★ WhatsOnStage