Nick Winston to Direct & Choreograph a revival of Herman’s classic 1960’s musical, MAME starring Tracie Bennett, at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. Spanning the Great Depression and World War II, the musical is centred on the eccentric bohemian Mame Dennis. When she loses her fortune in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, Mame is forced to try her hand at a number of jobs with both disastrous and comic results. Herman’s score for Mame features a number of memorable songs including, It’s Today, Bosom Buddies and If He Walked Into My Life. Mame is scheduled to open at Hope Mill Theatre on 27 September.

Tracie Bennett who is a two-time Olivier Award Winner and a Tony Award nominee will be making her debut at Hope Mill Theatre playing Mame Dennis.

This production will be the first revival in the U.K. since the original Broadway transfer in 1969.

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Mame ___________________________________________

Directed & Choreographed by Nick Winston‬

★★★★★ “Faultless”
Female First

★★★★★ “stunning choreography from tango to hip-hop and ballet. Can I give it six stars out of five?”

‪★★★★★ ‬ ‪“‬a high adrenaline, fast-paced production”
‪Back Stage Access ‬

★★★★★ “Outstanding truthful perception of the struggles reaching for the stars”
‪Fairy Powered Productions‬

‪★★★★★ ‬ “This production is up there with the best‪”‬
‪What’s Good To Do ‬

★★★★ “An unstoppable buzz of energy, music, and fun”
Manchester Evening News

★★★★ “Fantastic choreography”
Theatre Weekly

★★★★ ‪“‬guaranteed to give you chills‪”‬
‪Broadway World‬

★★★★ “a fun, energetic show that will have you up on your feet”
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Fame Full casting has been announced for the UK tour of Fame, Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston.

Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do) will play Nick Piazza, alongside Mica Paris (Chicago) as Miss Sherman, and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks) as Iris Kelly.

They will be joined by Hayley Johnston, Stephanie Rojas, Molly McGuire, Jamal Crawford, Albey Brooks, Louisa Beadel, Simon Anthony, Alexander Zane, Katie Warsop, Dermot Canavan, Cameron Johnson, Rebecca French, Daisy Twells, Tom Mussell, Morgan Jackson, Ike Fallon, Tabitha Camburn and Ryan Kayode.

The 30th anniversary production will have design by Morgan Large, lighting by Prema Mehta, sound by Ben Harrison, and musical supervision by Mark Crossland.

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NICK WINSTON will Be Stage Director & Choreographer for this years ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE for ITV.

Filmed at the London Palladium and hosted by MIRANDA HART, the show will also feature Nick’s choreography from the West End Musical ANNIE. Other Artists include, Seal, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, The Killers, Paloma Faith and Kelsey Grammer.

Reviews for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM directed by Nick Winston at Curve Theatre.

"Nick Winston's exceptional vision for this production saw it brought to life for a 2017 audience. Each word was understandable, each character was stand-out, the storyline absolutely compelling – and humorous!" ★★★★★ At The Theatre

"Directed by Nick Winston, this A Midsummer Night’s Dream is very accessible, visually spectacular and vocally on top form both in Shakespeare’s text and in the modern songs woven into the piece, very often creating some moving and heart stirring moments. Magical and unforgettable" ★★★★★ East Midlands Theatre

"with Nick Winston as Director and an incredible creative team behind the scenes, what is created is a production of Shakespeare that make it accessible and visually stunning for anybody to enjoy at whatever level" ★★★★★ carpediememmie

"Winston populates the vast stage with detail, both human & mythic. This is Shakespeare at its most accessible and the production revels in the romance, humour and magic of the Bard’s work." notexactlybillington

"Accessible and visually engaging, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is indeed a dream" British Theatre Guide

"Winston also enables his cast of 60+ to play to their strengths, so we have great vocals, slick and energetic dancing, even rapping and acrobatics in what is absolutely a Dream for a new generation. A triumph for everyone involved." Leicester Mercury

"Director Nick Winston has given this involved ‘play within a play’ a contemporary edge with modern music, song and choreography. An innovative twist by the director was the inclusion of not one but two mischief making Pucks which worked beautifully" Loughborough Echo

"This production was so inclusive all the way through, full of laughter and excitement, I was reminded that Shakespeare, despite the stereotypes, really is for everybody." 71featherstreet

"Too often Shakespeare is discounted as pretentious, high brow and exclusive, however, Nick Winston's direction has demonstrated that this is far from the case. Of all the versions of this play I have seen this was by far the most entertaining" blog lovin


Reviews for ANNIE at The Piccadilly Theatre. ‬

‪"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, motored by cracking musical set pieces and an expert mixture of naivety, whimsy and wit." ★★★★ The Times‬

"the brilliance of Nick Winston’s choreography lights up the stage with every turn and expression. It’s a fresh take on an old classic. Call it surgery for an ageing star – with added sass from this electric ensemble – the noticeable real standouts of the night." ‪★★★★ ‬ The Gay Times

‪"Nick Winston's choreography is inventive and tightly danced" ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‬ ‪"‬Matched up with Nick Winston’s choreography, the show brilliantly creates the atmosphere of a glitzy New York life compared with the drudgery of the orphanage." ‪★★★★ Musical Theatre Review‬

‪"Nick Winston’s choreography which perfectly captures the spirit of the music and the show itself, from the slightly aggressive footwork and movement of ‘Hard Knock Life’ to the upbeat and highly energetic ‘N.Y.C’ " ★★★★ lovelondonloveculture ‬

‪"‬Nick Winston’s choreography makes effective use of the girls’ anarchic energy and gets 6ft 1in Miranda to kick up her heels with the best of them" The Express

‪"The orphans are choreographed with ferocious playfulness and naturalism – no eyes ’n teeth artificiality and some cracking good bucket-and-mop percussion work in “It’s a hard Knock Life" ★★★★ Libby Purves, Theatre Cat ‬

‪"slick and sensational work from the adult company, too, expertly drilled in Nick Winston's witty choreography" ★★★★ Mark Shenton, London Theatre ‬

‪"The sensational cast of young girls, packs a punch, as do the whole ensemble, with knockout Matilda-meets-42nd Street choreography (Nick Winston)." The Prickle ‬

‪"snap-pop choreography by Nick Winston" Hollywood Reporter ‬

‪"‬Nick Winston’s witty choreography" The Financial Times

"Winston nicely differentiates the locales: from the balletic grace of Warbucks's staff to the mock-vaudevillian occupants of a Depression-era shanty town" Broadway World

‪"Nick Winston’s flashy, crisp choreography serves the show superbly throughout" A Younger Theatre‬

"Choreographer Nick Winston creates some vibrant set-piece ensemble dances and he coaxes his troupe of orphan girls into some magical musical moments‪" ★★★★★ LondonTheatre1 ‬

"Although infused with a '30s feel, Nick Winston’s choreography is crisp" British Theatre Guide

"The scowling tots in this production are frankly terrifying, especially in Nick Winston's pugilistic choreography" The Sunday Times


Nick Winston has been nominated for this years prestigious Carl Alan Award for his choreography in Theatre.

The Carl Alan Awards are held annually in the United Kingdom and honour people who have made a significant contribution to the dance and theatre industry, such as teachers, performers and choreographers. They have been dubbed "the Oscars of the dance world" and are presented in co-ordination with the Theatre Dance Council International.

The winners will be announced in October. Carl Alan Awards

The Wedding Singer Reviews for the new smash hit production of THE WEDDING SINGER Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston

"masterfully Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston" ★★★★ At The Theatre

"Nick Winston's energetic, enjoyable production" ★★★★ The Stage

"Winston has ensured we are sitting in a Delorean for what turns out to be a riotous retro evening in the theatre" ★★★★★ British Theatre
"thunderingly choreographed by director Nick Winston" Daily Mail

"Directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, this is a fabulously retro piece. Winston’s choreography matches the often explosive score, giving this production an edginess against its soft comedy core." ★★★★ Reviews Hub

"It could just be an explosion of big, boisterous 80s-fest production numbers. But under director and choreographer Nick Winston, there's heart too" The Mercury

"director/choreographer, Nick Winston’s, production is fun, frothy, and chock-a-block with tongue-in-cheek humour" ★★★★ NotExactlyBillington

"It’s a superb show that feels like one big party" ★★★★ Wordpress

"The male misery song, "Single" offers another standout moment as the boys drown their sorrows in a bar, giving Winston's choreographic calibre a chance to shine through" WhatsOnStage

"Nick Winston’s sharp direction and choreography" North Yorkshire Advertiser

"Nick Winston was again showcasing his natural flare and ability to bring a stage production to life through his distinctive choreographic style. The choreography was absolute flawless throughout" ★★★★★ Carpe Diem

"Francis O’Connor’s clever set designs and Nick Winston’s superb choreography are a joy to behold. The Wedding Singer is great show and thoroughly entertaining. Go see it" Belle Bride Magazine

"Nick Winston’s unsurprisingly incredible choreography ensured this number left me wide eyed and grinning from ear to ear" ★★★★ West End Wilma

"Nothing is sacrosanct as Winston and the terrific cast bring this wonderful tale to life" ★★★★★ British Theatre

"Jaw-dropping routines" ★★★★ whatsgoodtodo

"The show offered unforgettable moments from start to finish and it made for a very memorable night" Weston Mercury

"contains an enthusiasm that quickly becomes infectious." ★★★★ Western Mail

"Winston’s Wedding Singer also has one big ace up its sleeve in that it has one of the hardest working ensembles on tour at the moment" ★★★★★ British Theatre The Wedding Singer

Electrifying reviews for Nick Winston's choreography in GREASE at Curve Theatre, Leicester. 

★★★★ The Times  "The dancing is superb, with showstopping choreography by Nick Winston that includes air splits, lifts, hands-free cartwheels and other acrobatics. The cast of 21 are almost perfectly in sync; the result is dance sequences as slick as the boys’ greased-back hair"

★★★★ The Telegraph "choreographer Nick Winston has done a brilliant – if not to say brilliantined – job with the 21-strong cast, initially a riot of supple rippling movements, pelvic thrusts, synchronised steps and those hand-through-the-hair actions that instantly conjure the self-preoccupied subculture the show is at once sending up and celebrating. “Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion,” they croon – and you’re torn between laughing at them and wanting to join in the fun."

★★★★ The Stage "Nick Winston’s choreography is superb, unleashed and almost taking flight in the big numbers like Greased Lightning, Hand Jive and Shakin’ at the High School Hop. It feels hugely liberating" Dluxe Magazine "Choreographed by Nick Winston, there are twists, flips and splits galore which are perfectly executed by the whole cast hitting every mark. The musical numbers, in particular Greased Lightning was more thrilling and perfectly executed both visually and musically then when I had seen it performed on the West End."

★★★★★ East Midlands Theatre "Choreographer Nick Winston offers up much in dance pizazz and some vibrant hand jiving to die for. The dance sections (of which there are many) are especially authentic and the young cast excel in their execution. In a word they’re ‘Electrifying!’"

★★★★ West End Wilma "Nick Winston’s choreography is breath taking and truly one of the most memorable aspects of the production. Athletic and yet stunningly beautiful – it feels real and in keeping with the characters and setting of the show."

Not Exactly Billington "Winston brings a fresh vigour to routines which are engrained in pop-culture history. This revitalising energy is no more evident than in the ‘Hand Jive’ and ‘Greased Lightning’, stunningly realised by the triple-threat cast. I’ve never really considered Grease to be a ‘dance’ show, but this production really celebrated that aspect."

★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review "Choreographer Nick Winston’s rock-imbued sequences, abetted by clever moves from director Nikolai Foster, are a triumph, mainly because the believably teen-looking cast members all have such fabulous dancing skills, finessing every number into something truly outstanding."

★★★★★ At The Theatre "Choreography is the definition of electrifying. Nick Winston has choreographed fast, sharp and challenging dance routines that the cast absolutely smash – much to the audience’s delight."

The Version "Personally, the highlight of the show was the school dance, which along with a great rendition of ‘Born to Hand Jive’, had the choreography to bring something special to the stage."

Out to be clowns "Nick Winston's choreography expands to fill the space, marshalling all the energy of the 20+ strong company to dazzling effect in stone-cold classics such as 'Born To Hand Jive' and 'Greased Lightning' "

★★★★ What's On Stage "Punchy and sometimes humorous choreography (Nick Winston)

Cool as Leicester "Nick Winston’s choreography definitely showed off the dancing talent within the cast, and was a highlight of the performance as it added such energy to the songs."

Blog lovin "Nick Winston's athletic and energetic choreography really brought the iconic dance styles of the 1950's to it's forefront in the production. The Hand Jive and Greased Lightning routines were visually stunning"

Nick Winston has been listed as one of the Top 10 U.K musical theatre choreographers working now, in The Stage

Nick to choreograph Grease at the Leicester Curve.

With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease opens on 1st December 2016 and runs until 14th January 2017. Nikolai Foster directs.

Dex Lee and Jessica Paul lead the cast as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski with Keisha Atwell, Darren Bennett, Sophie Camble, Jonny Fines, Courtney George, Luke George, Shobna Gulati, Patrick Harper, Abigayle Honeywill, Sophie Isaacs, Max Jorquera, Sinead Kenny, Nathanael Landskroner, Michael Lin, Martin McCarthy, Sam Murphy, Djalenga Scott, Justin Thomas and Natalie Woods completing the company.

Nick Winston to Direct and Choreograph a brand new production of THE WEDDING SINGER, based upon the hit Adam Sandler movie, touring the UK & Ireland in 2017.

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns: Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.

Can sweet natured Julia, (Cassie Compton: X Factor) and her best friend Holly (Roxanne Pallett: Emmerdale, Waterloo Road) lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight? Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glenn (Ray Quinn: X Factor, Dancing On Ice)? Only Grandma Rosie (Ruth Madoc: Hi-De-Hi!, Little Britain) seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be.

Watch an Exclusive video of Ray Quinn perform "All About The Green" from the show here: You Tube

For Tour Dates and more information please visit here:

Nick Winston is an associate artist of Curve Theatre, Leicester, where his credits include Legally Blonde (which also played at the Deagu Opera House, South Korea, winning the Best Musical Award), Bugsy Malone (Director & Choreographer) and the forthcoming production of Grease.

Nick has received rave reviews for his choreography on KISS ME, KATE at Theatre du Chatelet, Paris

"best choreographed revival ever staged...Sensational dancing...Alan Burkitt lays claim to being the greatest tap dancer that ever lived with a stunning routine that has Parisians open-mouthed with amazement...Porter would have loved it." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Musical Theatre Review

"the choreography (directed by Nick Winston) is breathtaking and full of surprises, like the number 'Too Darn Hot' that gives rise to a social dance - with lindy hop and swing - extremely joyful and particularly sensual" plastieetcie

"The choreography (Nick Winston, who himself danced in Kiss me Kate Blakemore 2001): pure happiness, that we are not allowed so often to admire on the Parisian stage, from jazz to classical dance through the tap." cccdanse

"Frequently marvel at the choreography directed by Nick Winston. The perilous "Too Darn Hot", combining swing and lindy hop, is jubilant" Olyrix

"The danced and sung numbers such as the jazzy and sensual "Too Darn Hot" featuring the cast on the roof of the theatre instil a contagious energy" Ballet & Cie

"The second act is even more cinematic with a series of numbers in the great tradition of MGM, including the famous "Too Darn Hot", the choreography and the highly rhythmic music reminiscent of "West Side Story" and a number of tap dances" L'express

"Act Two opens with a superheated dance, the sublime "It's Too Darn Hot" a heat wave between jazz and acrobatic choreography" Le Plus

"'Too Darn Hot' that opens the second act is undoubtedly the dance apotheosis." Heir au Theatre

Watch the trailer here: You Tube Kiss Me Kate - Theatre du Chatelet

Nick Winston is receiving rave reviews for his choreography on the new National Tour of ANNIE starring Craig Revel Horwood.

"infectious mass outbreaks of choreographed cuteness" Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph ★★★★

"vividly propelled by the energetic and energised dances of choreographer Nick Winston" ★★★★ Mark Shenton, The Stage

"It’s a vibrancy that’s reflected in Nick Winston’s scintillating choreography. Witty and eye catching and with plenty of nods to the classic Broadway musicals, Winston’s routines provide the beating energetic heart to the piece" ★★★★1/2 Public Reviews

"There is plenty of inventive choreography from Nick Winston that plays a large part in the success of the show.." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Musical Theatre Review

"The production is full of excellent performances backed by terrific ensemble work and exciting choreography." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Argus

"The dance routines throughout by the entire cast were alone worth the ticket price to watch" The Herald

"Nick Winston’s choreography is bright, upbeat and exuberantly delivered" Eastbourne Herald

"the stunning choreography is by Nick Winston" Northen Echo

"the choreography was across-the-board wonderful" ★★★★ Chronicle

"Nick Winston’s choreography was excellent as was all the ensemble dancing throughout the evening" GScene

"Nick Winston’s choreography certainly gives this show a modern, current edge which today’s audiences will relate to"

"terrific choreography " ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"The choreography was superb" Daily Echo

"The choreography was brilliant" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ whatsgoodtodo

Nick Winston to choreograph Kiss me, Kate at Theatre du Châtelet, Paris.

What happens when an idea to adapt a Shakespeare play into a musical turns out to be a bit more complicated than one thought? A famous director hires his ex-wife, with a strong personality, for the lead rôle in The Taming of the Shrew. There follows a series of romantic to-ing and fro-ing and amusing misadventures. One of the actors is pursued for his gambling debts right up to the stage by a bunch of gangsters.

It’s a play within a play in its finest form, carried by the wonderful songs of Cole Porter.

In coproduction with the Luxembourg City Theatres Critical edition by David Charles Abell and Seann Alderking

Musical direction : David Charles Abell
Direction : Lee Blakeley
Set design : Charles Edwards
Costumes : Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Choreography : Nick Winston
Orchestra : Orchestre de chambre de Paris

FLASHDANCE choreographed by Nick Winston is playing to sell out audiences in Switzerland. Read all the latest reviews on our productions page here.

Flashdance Nick is choreographing a brand new production of FLASHDANCE for Theatre St. Gallen.

Book by Tom Hedley and Robert Cary
Music by Robbie Roth
Lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth
Directed by Matthias Davids
Choreography by Nick Winston
Design by Hans Kudlich

With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night who dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll."

Check out the theatre's website for more information:

Or watch rehearsal footage here



Nick Winston to choreograph a brand new production of "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS" opening at Sailsbury Playhouse in April 2015, directed by Gareth Machin.

With a mixture of popular music styles – including rock’n’roll, doo-wap and Motown – Little Shop of Horrors is charming and funny boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world musical that never fails to entertain.

The Production will run at Salisbury Playhouse from April 23rd - May 16th, before transferring to The Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

NICK WINSTON has been nominated for Best Choreography in the 2014 BROADWAY WORLD AWARDS, for his work on CALAMITY JANE.

Voting is now open! Cast your vote by simply checking one nominee in each of the award categories:

Voting will continue through October 31, 2014 and winners will be announced shortly after that.

Calamity Jane

"choreographer Nick Winston does wonders with the limited space, especially in the high-kicking hoe-down numbers that have a real zing to them" ★★★★ The Express

"Foster and superb choreographer Nick Winston have chosen a cast of stunning 'triple-threats' " ★★★★★ Whatsonstage

"brilliantly hokey line-dance movement from Nick Winston...Rob Delaney with a hilarious tap-and-uke routine...Phoebe Street has a gorgeous feather-duster ballet to “A Woman’s Touch” ★★★★ Libby Purves, Theatrecat

"Nick Winston’s choreography expertly uses the limited stage space and brings a dynamic vibrancy to the high-kicking hoe-down numbers, allowing supporting players Matthew James Hinchcliffe and Martin McCarthy the opportunity to further showcase their quadruple-threated talent!" ★★★★ Backstage Pass

"the urge to jump up and join in the dance numbers is almost overwhelming" ★★★★★ Oxford Times

"this triumph of director Nikolai Foster and choreographer Nick Winston’s ensemble" Reviews Gate

★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

"Choreographer Nick Winston has created some vibrant hoe-down numbers" British Theatre Guide

"In two tremendously rousing dance sequences, it is impossible to prevent yourself tapping along to the music – and you’ll wish you could jump to your feet and bellow and almighty ‘yeehah!’ so life-enhancing the energy is." Basingstoke Gazzette ___________________________________________

Nick Winston to choreograph a brand new production of ANNIE, starring Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan.

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbuck.

With its award-winning book and score, this stunning new production includes the unforgettable songs It’s the Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow.

The production will be produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian and will be directed by Nikolai Foster. Visit the website here: ___________________________________________

Nick Winston returns to West Yorkshire Playhouse to choreograph a brand new production of WHITE CHRISTMAS, directed by Nikolai Foster.

Darren Day and Oliver Tompsett will star as Bob Wallace and Phil Davis respectively, and will be joined by Emma Williams and Holly Dale Spencer.

It will be the first major UK production of Irving Berlin’s musical with a newly orchestrated score by Jason Carr and design by Matthew Wright.

The cast also includes Melanie La Barrie, Andrew Jarvis, James Darch, Kirby Hughes, Lucy Williamson, Michelle White, Moyo Akande, Robbie Boyle, Samuel Holmes, Sion Tudor Owen, Frankie Jenna, Simon Anthony and Matthew Hawksley.

Nicks previous productions at West Yorkshire Playhouse include A CHRISTMAS CAROL and ANNIE, both directed by Nikolai Foster, SWEENEY TODD, a co-production with The Royal Exchange and LOSERVILLE which transferred to the West End, receiving an Olivier nomination for Best New Musical.

WHITE CHRISTMAS runs from November 24 to January 17, 2015.

Hired Man Reviews for THE HIRED MAN at the St James Theatre London

"The cast of thirty are at their best in Nick Winston’s splendidly choreographed numbers" ★★★★ Jonathan Baz

"inventive choreography by Nick Winston against the music & lyrics written by Howard Goodall" ayoungertheatre

"Nick Winston’s gusty, earthy choreography" ★★★★1/2 Public Reviews

"Nick Winston’s choreography reflects a similar muscularity that felt utterly true" outtobeclowns

"Nikolai Foster’s superb staging, with very physical, muscular choreography from Nick Winston"

Jodie Prenger as Calamity Jane with Tom Lister as Wild Bill
Jodie Prenger as Calamity Jane with Tom Lister as Wild Bill

Reviews for "Calamity Jane" at The Watermill Theatre.
"choreographer Nick Winston does wonders with the limited space, especially in the high-kicking hoe-down numbers that have a real zing to them" ★★★★ The Express

"brilliantly hokey line-dance movement from Nick Winston...Rob Delaney with a hilarious tap-and-uke routine...Phoebe Street has a gorgeous feather-duster ballet to “A Woman’s Touch” ★★★★ Libby Purves, Theatrecat

"the urge to jump up and join in the dance numbers is almost overwhelming" ★★★★★ Oxford Times

"this triumph of director Nikolai Foster and choreographer Nick Winston’s ensemble" Reviews Gate

"Choreographer Nick Winston has created some vibrant hoe-down numbers" British Theatre Guide

"In two tremendously rousing dance sequences, it is impossible to prevent yourself tapping along to the music – and you’ll wish you could jump to your feet and bellow and almighty ‘yeehah!’ so life-enhancing the energy is." Basingstoke Gazzette

Aria Entertainment in association with Guy James and Knockhardy Productions present MARRY ME A LITTLE Songs by Stephen Sondheim

Starring: Simon Bailey (Les Miserables) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Light Princess)
Conceived and Developed by CRAIG LUCAS and NORMAN RENE

29 July – 10 August 2014 for 16 Performances ONLY!
St James Studio, London

Director: Hannah Chissick
Musical Director: David Randall
Choreographer: Nick Winston

Marry Me A Little uses material by the undisputed master of the contemporary Broadway musical Sondheim to tell a charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival as a modern single. Two single strangers, left alone in their studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with sweetly secret, unshared fantasies, never knowing that they’re just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams.

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Calamity Jane

The Watermill Theatre Newbury, Jamie Wilson, Paul Elliott and Duncan C Weldon are delighted to announce full casting and further touring dates for the forthcoming new production of the musical CALAMITY JANE, opening at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury on Thursday 17 July 2014 where it will play until Saturday 6 September 2014 prior to embarking on a national tour that opens at the Plymouth Theatre Royal on Thursday 16 September.

Joining the previously announced Jodie Prenger in the title role of 'Calamity Jane' will be Tom Lister as 'Wild Bill Hickok, Alex Hammond as 'Danny' and Pheobe Street as Katie Briown.

The rest of the company includes Anthony Dunn as 'Henry Miller', Sioned Saunders as 'Susan', Rob Delaney as 'Francis Fryer', Christina Tedders as 'Adelaide Adams', Paul Kissaun as 'Rattlesnake', Jon Bonner as 'Doc', Martin McCarthy as 'Joe', Matthew James Hinchliffe as 'Buck' and Jamie Noar as 'Hank'.

"CALAMITY JANE" will be directed by Nikolai Foster, has Orchestrations and Musical Supervision by Catherine Jayes, Choreography by Nick Winston, Set and Costume design by Matthew Wright, Lighting Design by Richard G Jones and Sound Design by Sebastian Frost.

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FLASH MOB directed and choreographed by Nick Winston

Flash Mob Banner Nick Winston is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of FLASH MOB opening at Sadlers Wells Peacock Theatre, starring Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer from BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing, Flawless from ITV's Britain's Got Talent, Dance Critic's Choice Winner and Olivier nominee Tommy Franzen, and Alleviate and Brosena from Sky 1's Got To Dance.

The show is produced by World Dance Management, with lighting by Ben Cracknell and music production by DJ Walde. It opens in the West End on the 27th May before embarking on a UK tour.

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Nick recently directed and choreographed the workshop presentation of a new show, "My Fair Ladies".

Details of a forthcoming production will be announced here shortly.

Reviews for Cinderella at the Beck Theatre, directed & choreographed by Nick Winston and starring Joe Mcelderry.

"a riotously fun romp that will leave you satisfyingly exhausted" ✭✭✭✭✭ GetWestLondon

“The best production of Cinderella I have ever seen" Seema Pathan, CBBC & CHANNEL 5

"Cinderella at the Beck Theatre is a magical, mesmerising, side-splitting treat for all the family" Raring2go

"Joe McElderry was absolutely stunning in his pantomime debut" North East News

"slick choreography and energetic routines. The set and costumes were beautiful and the show was second to none" Shields Gazette

"masterfully handled…magical" The Stage

Louise Dearman will headline the world premiere of The Water Babies at the Curve Theatre. Dearman, the first actress to ever portray both Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked, will take on the role of Mrs D in the new musical inspired by Charles Kingsley’s classic novel.

The story follows Tom, an orphaned teenager, who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit. In an attempt to escape capture he is trapped on the edge of a waterfall. His only choice is to jump. Awakening in the depths of the ocean he encounters the mysterious Mrs D, and a whole new world of enchantment, danger and adventure. This spellbinding new production uses some of the most sophisticated special effects ever seen on stage.

Music by Chris Egan, Book & Lyrics by Ed Curtis & Guy Jones

Director: Ed Curtis
Choreographer: Nick Winston
Designer: Morgan Large
Costume Designer: Amy Jackson
Lighting Designer: James Whiteside
Sound Designer: Richard Brooker
Video Designer: Jack James

Book your tickets now to be the first to see Water Babies and enter a breathtaking underwater world of magic and adventure in this funny, touching and unforgettable new musical.

Follow Water Babies on Twitter @waterbabiesldn

Calamity Jame Nick is to choreograph a new production of "Calamity Jane" directed by Nikolai Foster, opening at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury in Summer 2014, prior to a National Tour.

Director: Nikolai Foster
Choreography: Nick Winston
Design : Colin Richmond
Orchestrations : Cathy Jayes

Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg’s The Hired Man

The Hired Man Based on Melvyn Bragg's stirring novel of Cumbrian rural and industrial working life, set in the first quarter of the twentieth century, The Hired Man tells the story of one family's - Bragg's grandparents' - journey from land labourers to colliers and back to the land. Set against the background of working class ritual - whippet racing, hiring fairs, hunting, drinking bouts, union meetings - the musical brings alive that cavalcade of British history which swept us into a new century and a war to end all wars. Howard Goodall's superb score is strong in the British choral tradition - a marvellous succession of chorales, operatic duets and vigorous foot-stomping rhythms.

Director: Nikolai Foster
Design : Takis
Orchestration / Musical Director : Sarah Travis
Movement & Choreography : Nick Winston

National Youth Music Theatre
13-16 August 2014
St James Theatre, London

Nick joins the creative team for the New Musical "The A-Z of Mrs P" at the Southwark Playhouse.

Starring: Isy Suttie ("Peep Show", "Shameless") Frances Ruffelle (Tony winner for the original Les Miserables) Michael Matus, Turlough Convery, Stuart Matthew Price and Dawn Sievewright

Neil Marcus with Paul Tyrer & Jamie Clark for The Booking Office and Michael Peavoy Productions presents The A-Z Of Mrs P

Book by Diane Samuels
Music & Lyrics by Gwyneth Herbert
Based on the autobiographies of Phyllis Pearsall

Conceived by Neil Marcus
Director Sam Buntrock
Musical Staging Nick Winston
Musical Director Steve Ridley
Orchestrations Sarah Travis & Gwyneth Herbert
Set Design Klara Zieglerova
Costume Design David Woodhead
Lighting Design David Howe
Sound Design Andrew Johnson
London Sculpture Su Blackwell

London's Southwark Playhouse, Feb. 20 - March 29 2014

SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET with choreography and movement direction by Nick Winston opened at West Yorkshire Playhouse, prior to its run at The Royal Exchange.

✭✭✭✭ The Times ✭✭✭✭ The Independent ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph ✭✭✭✭ The Guardian ✭✭✭✭ Yorkshire Post ✭✭✭✭ Entertainment Focus ✭✭✭✭ Whats On Stage ✭✭✭✭✭ The Good Review

Nick Winston rehearsing "Worse Pies In London" with Gillian Bevan "The chorus provides excellent support throughout; assisted by some fine choreography by Nick Winston" ✭✭✭✭ Whats On Stage

"cracking high class entertainment " ✭✭✭✭ The Independent

"it’s enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end" ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph

"This is a fascinating, febrile evening" ✭✭✭✭ The Guardian

"Nick Winston’s choreography has a sinister, no-nonsense briskness in keeping with the brisk, brutal, life-shortening business going on in Fleet Street" York Press

"an epic, almost operatic, intelligent and visceral production of Sweeney Todd" ✭✭✭✭ Yorkshire Post

"Boasting razor-sharp direction, cutting edge stagecraft and heart-thumping musical numbers, Sweeney Todd is a gory, grimy extravaganza of the grotesque" ✭✭✭✭ Entertainment Focus

"a compelling show that leaves you with a smile on your face despite the dark subject matter" ✭✭✭✭✭ The Good Review

Reviews for the 2013 production of GOTTA SING GOTTA DANCE co-directed and choreographed by Nick Winston:

"It is also in these moments that it is impossible to ignore the genius of Nick Winston’s choreography. Whilst the cast make it look simply effortless – I’m more than certain this isn’t the case. This is dancing on par with productions on Broadway, and, combined with singing voices to make those on the West End tremble in fear for the safety of their jobs, ensures that at no time does the professionalism drop" ✭✭✭✭ Public Reviews

"choreographer Nick Winston turns up hoofing trumps with a spine-tingling tap interlude in I’ve Got Rhythm. It’s certainly as good as anything I’ve seen in the West End." Gscene ✭✭✭✭✭

"Every inch of it is carefully worked out with perfectly synchronised choreography by Nick Winston" remotegoat ✭✭✭✭✭

"Fosse-influenced choreography from Nick Winston is intriate, cleverly done and brilliantly executed" Musical Theatre review

"choreography from Nick Winston that will have your head spinning with delight" Gay Times ✭✭✭✭

"Nick Winston’s choreography is necessarily diverse, covering practically every genre aside from ballet and remains vital to the energy and success of the show" The Stage

"gorgeously choreographed by Nick Winston" The Public Reviews ✭✭✭✭

"choreography from Nick Winston is dealt out in style, especially the tap dancing numbers" Backstage Pass ✭✭✭✭

"dazzling dance routines and moving showstoppers" Entertainment Focus ✭✭✭✭

click here for tour dates:
Nick to choreograph TO SIR WITH LOVE, adapted by Ayub Khan Din.

Based on E R Braithwaite's autobiography To Sir, With Love is an inspirational story of courage and hope. Ricky Braithwaite, a Cambridge graduate and ex- RAF fighter pilot arrives in London and soon learns what it is to be black in post-war England. Turned down for job after job in his chosen profession as an electronic engineer, Ricky begins his first teaching post in a tough but progressive East End school.

Made into a major film in 1967 starring Sidney Poitier and featuring a song made famous by Lulu, this new stage adaptation by Ayub Khan-Din (East is East) is peppered with the songs and dance of the late 40's; a time of austerity like our own where love and hope win through against all the odds, directed by Mark Babych, designed by Mark Britten.

The Play premieres at The Royal & Derngate on September 10th before embarking on a National Tour with the Touring Consortium Theatre Company from October.
Nick to direct & choreograph X-Factor winner Joe McElderry in his pantomime debut, starring as The Prince, in the magical family pantomime Cinderella.

Joe’s first single "The Climb" reached number one in both the UK and Irish singles charts and was soon followed by release of his debut album titled "Wide Awake". Joe went on to prove his musical versatility, winning the second series of ITV show Popstar To Operastar in 2011.

Cinderella runs at the Beck Theatre Hayes from Sat 14 December 2013 to Sun 5 January 2014. For tickets and information visit or call the ticket office on 020 8561 8371. ___________________________________________
Sweeney Todd WYP
Autumn 2013: Nick will return to West Yorkshire Playhouse for SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Directed by the theatres new Artistic Director, James Brining with design by Colin Richmond and new orchestrations by David Shrubsole, the show will be performed in the Playhouse’s 750-seat Quarry space, and will run from September 26 to October 26 before transferring to the Royal Exchange, Manchester, where it will be re-imagined to work on that theatre’s in-the-round stage. David Birrell will play the role of Sweeny Todd, more casting to be announced soon.

GOTTA SING GOTTA DANCE, co-directed and choreographed by Nick Winston returns to Eastbourne for the 5th year, prior to a national tour.

"Something I would gladly see again and again" *****

"Nick Winston's choreography is superb" Sussex Express

"Breathlessly dazzling" Eastbourne Herald

"Nick Winston's choreography is marvellous" The Stage

"The choreography is amazing - versatile, intricate, inventive and a real challenge to the performers, but Nick Winston isn't satisfied with simply dance. He has them tackling circus skills in Barnum, acrobatics, plate spinning, juggling and even roller skating" The British Theatre Guide

News! Loserville has been nominated for Best New Musical in this years Olivier Awards.

Written by James Bourne and Elliot Davis
Directed by Steven Dexter
Choreographed by Nick Winston
Designed by Francis O Conner
Costumes by Stephen Snell
Lighting by Howard Harrison
Sound design by Simon Baker
Musical Supervision by Martin Lowe Oliviers

I DREAMED A DREAM: The Susan Boyle Musical, has won the Liverpool Post Arts Award for Best Musical 2012. Directed by Ed Curtis, with choreography by Nick Winston, the show will tour Australia in 2013.

For full details please visit the shows website

The show has also been nominated for Theatrical Event of the Year in the 2012 Whatsonstage Awards, visit Whatsonstage to add your vote.

"the choreography is quite simply superb" RTE Radio


★★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★★ Daily Express ★★★★★ ★★★★ Mail On Sunday **** The Times **** The Sunday Times Watch the trailer for the Australian Tour


Jonathan Dove's "The Adventures Of Pinocchio", directed by Martin Duncan, designed by Francis O'Conner with choreography and movement by Nick Winston, has received the THEATRE STAR AWARD for best performance for children in Moscow.

Following its critically acclaimed premiere at Opera North in 2007, PINOCCHIO has been reproduced around the World with productions in Germany, America and a recent revival in the UK. It premiered in Russia in 2011 where it continues to play.

Next year the Opera will premiere in Bonn, with choreography and revival direction by Nick Winston.

Filmed during its run at Sadlers Wells the Blu-Ray and DVD can be ordered here.

Bobby Davro and Nick Winston score another hit with the record breaking "Cinderella" at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton

"People were rolling in the aisles with laughter" ★★★★ Public Reviews

"THIS amazing show is the best pantomime I have seen so far" Daventry Express

"surely one of the most enjoyable pantos on show 
anywhere in the UK this Christmas" Northampton Telegraph

"The staging of the show is of the highest quality...hugely entertaining" The Stage

"a rip-roaring Christmas cracker of a panto" Word Press

Nick Winston has been Nominated for Best Choreographer in the 2012 Broadway World Awards for his work on LOSERVILLE.

Click here to add your vote:

LOSERVILLE is now playing at the Garrick Theatre.

Check out the London reviews:

"The choreographic expression, conjured up by Nick Winston's vision, is simply choreography at its very highest level and absolutely faultless" Entertainment Focus

"Nick Winston's choreography is intricate and fast, performed fantastically by the ensemble with true polish and perfection. A mix of hip-hop and musical theatre styles, the choreography stands out from anything else in the West End"

"a lot to enjoy in the big, bold mix of bracing, jagged movement by choreographer Nick Winston and the rock riffs of Bourne's punchy score" The Sunday Express

"Nick Winston and Frances O'Connor have given life to a world that could so easily be colourless and camp."

"Winston's dancing chorus never seeming to pause for breath, so that every production number is a delight to watch" Theatre guide London

"Nick Winston's clever choreography delights" The Public Reviews

"slickly choreographed by Nick Winston" exeuntmag

"Creatively, Loserville is a triumph. Steven Dexter (Director), Nick Winston (Choreographer) and Francis O'Connor (Set Design) have created high tech environment where binary and circuit boards reign" as magazine

"there's a welcome youthful vitality in the choreography of Nick Winston" The Stage


Loserville Loserville co-written by former Busted star James Bourne - will open at the Garrick Theatre on 17 October 2012, previews begin October 1st.

"Nick Winston the Choreographer with some outstanding dancing by this young cast making this an absolutely knockout show." Leeds Guide

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"Nick Winston the Choreographer with some outstanding dancing by this young cast making this an absolutely knockout show." Leeds Guide

‎"Nick Winston's choreography contemporary, thrilling and fun." British Theatre Guide

‎"Nick Winston's hilariously dorky choreography is so energetic that I think I lost five pounds just watching it" OneApostrophe

"inspirational choreography by Nick Winston" Public Reviews

‎"the cast is uniformly excellent, the choreography sassy and with a wit of its own" Yorkshire Post

"Steven Dexter's direction and Nick Winston's choreography give pace and verve." The Guardian

"The impeccable choreography wowed the crowd" DigYorkshire

‎"Stephen Dexter's direction and Nick Winston's choreography were superb" Leeds Life

"littered with Nick Winston's peppy ensemble dance routines" The Times

"rocking, rollicking, poster-bright, high-energy fun" Loserville – review The Observer

"there's no doubting the sheer verve and nerve of the pounding score, with its guitar riffs and drum beats that have been stunningly arranged by Martin Lowe, or of its choreographic expression in Nick Winston's galvanising and angular dance moves" The Stage

"the energy's sent spiralling to boiling-point by Winston's ensemble dances, variety and precision within overall super-energy"

Check out the trailer on You Tube

GOTTA SING GOTTA DANCE co-directed and choreographed by Nick Winston returns for the 4th year at the Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Featuring two hours of spectacular song and dance numbers from stage and screen, a top West End cast and superb live band invite you on an exhilarating journey through the wonderful world of musical theatre.

"Nick Winston's choreography is superb" SUSSEX EXPRESS

"Nick Winston's choreography is marvellous" The Stage

"The choreography is amazing - versatile, intricate, inventive and a real challenge to the performers, but Nick Winston isn't satisfied with simply dance. He has them tackling circus skills in Barnum, acrobatics, plate spinning, juggling and even roller skating" The British Theatre Guide

Thursday 2 - Saturday 25 August 2012

OUT THERE the new musical by James Bourne and Elliot Davis, to play at the Riverside Studios.
Directed by Steven Dexter
Choreographed by Nick Winston

An all-singing, all-dancing original pop/country musical set in the deep south of the USA following the fortunes of runaway Logan Carter, how he saves the town of Hope, Texas and rediscovers his family at the same time.

Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 July at 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 July at 2.30pm

I DREAMED A DREAM Returns this Autumn.
Starring Elaine C Smith

Fri 21 to Sat 29 September
01 October 2012 to 04 October 2012
"choreography, was very slick and stylised to the credit of Nick Winston" Broadway World
""the choreography is quite simply superb" RTE Radio
5* The Telegraph
5* Daily Express
4* The Times
4* The Sunday Times

Moses Nick joins the creative team for the World Premiere of MOSES the new musical by Michael Kunze and Dieter Falk.

Michael Kunze is a lyricist and librettist of the musical theater. His hit shows ELISABETH, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, MOZART! and REBECCA have reached an audience of more than 16 million people in many countries. The worldwide box office gross of his works has passed the 1 billion mark. As a lyricist he has created more than 200 chart songs and was honored with a Grammy and an Echo Lifetime Award. He also wrote several books.

Director: Martin Duncan
Musical Staging: Nick Winston
Designer: Francis O' Conner
World Premiere: 23 February 2013 St. Gallen Theatre, Switzerland.

World Premiere Friday 23rd March 2012

UK TOUR March 31st - June 23rd 2012

Produced by Michael Harrison
Directed by Ed Curtis
Choreographed by Nick Winston
Designed by Morgan Large
Lighting by Ben Cracknall
Video Design by Jack James
Sound Design Richard Brooker

Susan Boyle
Cast: Elaine C Smith, Gordon Cooper, Liz Ewing, Andy Gray, Ashleigh Gray, Jeffrey Harmer, David Haydn, Karen Mann, Frances Mayli McCann, Alan McHugh, James Patterson, Anne Smith

***** The Telegraph
***** Daily Express
**** Mail On Sunday
"Elaine C Smith gives a powerhouse performance. Compelling, funny, tragic and gritty and as moving as Blood Brothers." The Chronicle
"Elaine C Smith… tremendously effective and moving star performance." The Scotsman ****
"There is no doubting that I Dreamed A Dream is one of the musical events of the year." *****
"Funny and touching" Sunday Telegraph
"Riveting" The Times ****
"Sheer theatrical magic...a hugely uplifting evening." Daily Express *****
"The show is hard to fault…this is a delight that deserves to go far." The Telegraph *****
"Terrific theatrical energy." The Scotsman ****
"Don't judge a book by its cover. I Dreamed A Dream, the Susan Boyle musical, is a knock-out and deserves a West End run." The Telegraph *****


Annie - WYP
Nick has received rave reviews for his work on the West YorkshirePlayhouse Production of ANNIE

"Nick Winston, who has been earning his dues in regional theatre, is fast turning into one of best stage choreographers we have. Really wonderful work!" Mark Shenton **** Sunday Express

"Brilliant Choreography by Nick Winston" **** The Times

"Deftly choreographed by Nick Winston" **** Sunday Express

"Nick Winston, who choreographed the magnificent Pinocchio for Opera North here in Leeds, has the adult chorus dancers using the traditional jumps, kicks, twists and twirls of the period, the 1930s, and he throws in some neat tap dancing. Yes traditional, but not old-fashioned." The Stage

"dazzling, moving, humorous, colourful show, superbly choreographed by Nick Winston" York Press

"Impressive choreography by Nick Winston brought the stage alive with dancers old and young, fizzing, leaping and stomping with exuberance" ***** Public Reviews


LoserVille Nick will return to West Yorkshire Playhouse to choreograph the World Premier Of LOSERVILLE: THE MUSICAL, prior to a West End Transfer.

16 June 2012 to 14 July 2012
Director Steven Dexter
Choreographer Nick Winston
Designer Francis O'Connor
Musical Supervisor Martin Lowe
Sound Designer Simon Baker
Orchestrations & Vocal Arrangements James Bourne, Elliot Davis and Martin Lowe
Casting Director Anne Vosser

Nick will choreograph "I Dreamed A Dream" the New Musical based on the life of Susan Boyle.

Newcastle Theatre Royal & UK Tour
Director : Ed Curtis
Designer : Morgan Large
Choreographer: Nick Winston
Lighting Designer: Ben Cracknall
Video Designer : Jack James
Producer : Michael Harrison Entertainment

Reviews for YOUR'E A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at the Tabard Theatre

"precision choreography (by Nick Winston). Nick understands how to use the confines of a small space to best effect without compromising expressive movement. "The Baseball Game" song is a good example of this" **** Public Reviews

"At this point it would be judicious to mention the clever choreography by Nick Winston, which makes great use of the limited space and shows off what the cast can do admirably" **** Whats On Stage

"deftly complemented by Nick Winston's clever, lively choreography" Spoonfed

"Suppertime for Snoopy turns into a Fred Astaire staircase and top hat number, as we are dazzled by group tap dancing with blankets and admirably detailed baseball-game replicating choreography." The Stage


Following its sell-out tour of Scotland, Hormonal Housewives is heading down south!

Join the Hormonal Housewives, starring Beverley Callard, as they battle with weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, wine, PMS, men, going to the gym, waxing, stretch marks, men, chocolate, upper-lip hair, chocolate, men, chocolate … and all the other joys of being a 21st Century girl!

Did we mention men and chocolate?
'Ticked all the right boxes…The audience loved it' Edinburgh Evening News
'Coombe has moments of comic genius' The Scotsman


You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Nick to choreograph YOUR'E A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at The Tabard Theatre, directed by Anthony Drewe.

Written in 1967 by Clark Gesner, this was the first stage musical based on the Peanuts characters and played over 1500 performances. A new revised version was presented on Broadway in 1999 with new songs and additional dialogue added by Michael Mayer and Andrew Lippa. This fresh version won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and also won Tony Awards for Roger Bart and Kristin Chenoweth as Snoopy and Sally.
Snoopy - Mark Anderson
Charlie Brown - Lewis Barnshaw
Sally Brown - Hayley Gallivan
Lucy - Leanne Jones
Schroder - Nathaniel Morrison
Linus - Adam Ellis

Nick previously collaborated with Anthony Drewe on THE THING ABOUT MEN at the Kings Head, London and A TWIST OF FATE in Singapore

AladdinNick is thrilled to be Directing and Choreographing the Qdos production of ALADDIN in his home town of Northampton this year. Royal & Derngate's spectacular Christmas show stars one of the UK's funniest and best-known celebrity comedians Bobby Davro as Wishee Washee and children's television icon, Basil Brush as Chief Inspector Basil - Boom, Boom!

They are joined by Strictly Come Dancing star, the multi-talented dancer, choreographer and performer Brian Fortuna as Aladdin, and veteran performer Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi) as the hilarious dame Widow Twankey. Aladdin is packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients including laughs a plenty, a fabulous flying carpet, a magic lamp, a wicked uncle, an incredible genie and, of course, a beautiful princess.

Joseph Nick is choreographing a brand new production of JOSEPH AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

Chesney Hawkes and Zoe Tyler, lead a phenomenal West End Cast in a brand new, spectacular, arena production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's smash hit musical.

Pinocchio THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO travels to Moscow!

Jonathan Dove's Opera, directed by Martin Duncan, designed by Francis O'Conner and choreographed by Nick Winston, will open in Moscow this November and will play in Rep until 2014.

Following its critically acclaimed premiere at Opera North in 2007, PINOCCHIO has been reproduced around the World with productions in Germany and America and a recent revival in the UK. After Moscow the Opera will also be produced in Australia and Austria.

Filmed during its run at Sadlers Wells the Blu-Ray and DVD can be ordered HERE

Little Voice Nick to choreograph THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, by Jim Catwright at Hull Truck Theatre followed by a UK Tour.

Directed by Hannah Chissick, starring Lisa Riley (Emmerdale, Calendar Girls) and Philip Hill- Pearson, (Bruce in Shameless and star of the upcoming film Warhorse) Previews begin on Friday 29th June. Click HERE for more details.

Reviews are in for FINGS AINT WOT THEY USED T'BE at the Union Theatre.

Fings Aint Wot They Used T'Be"Phil Willmott's production, and especially Nick Winston's sparky, vibrant choreography, harnesses its energy perfectly" The Stage

"the rollicking tapping first act closer 'Contempery', which is where Nick Winston's choreography really takes off, to send the audience out to the bar glowing with pleasure" The Public Reviews

"A tap dance is exciting enough. But tap dancing and playing the spoons? That's so intoxicating, I'm surprised it's not banned" Time Out London

"An outstanding item is "Contemporary" by Horace (Richard Roster-King) who leads the cast into a wonderfully energetic and rhythmic tap dance to close act one. Choreography is excellent - sometimes Busby Berkley - by Nick Winston" Remotegoat

"the hilarious interior decorating numbers, "Contempery" and "Polka Dots...Nick Winston's choreography is a treat" Whats On Stage

"The highpoints almost all come from some sublime dance routines in a confined space, courtesy of choreographer Nick Winston, the pick of which is a tap-dance from a talented quartet" The British Theatre Guide


Elaine Paige TourElaine Paige returns to the concert stage in 2011 with a brand new evening of music and song. The tour commences on 22nd February and continues throughout the UK until 11th March, with a concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Friday 4th March. Directed by Michael Howcroft with musical staging by Nick Winston. Click HERE for FULL Booking Information.

The Band WagonNick will be choreographing The Band Wagon part of the lost musicals season at Sadlers Wells. Written for Fred and Adele Astaire, Band Wagon has been considered the finest revue in Broadway History, with a score featuring "Dancing In The Dark", "I Love Louisa" and "High And Low". Tickets available on line:

Tell Me On A SundayFollowing the sell out 2010 UK tour, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's TELL ME ON A SUNDAY returns. Starring Claire Sweeney, Directed by Tamara Harvey with choreography by Nick Winston. click here for tour details:

sugarSUGAR choreographed and co-directed by Nick Winston for Pimlico Opera opens later this month. Pimlico Opera was founded in 1987 by Wasfi Kani OBE. Pimlico Opera spends 6 weeks a year working inside Her Majesty's Prisons culminating in public performances in which inmates share the stage with professionals. Michael Portillo is the patron of the prison project. Download a Booking Form for Sugar at HMP Send in February/March 2011 Download.

Nick Winston to Direct & Choreograph a brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS at Kilworth House Theatre.

Following the success of his 5-star critically acclaimed production of Guys & Dolls, Nick will return to Kilworth House Theatre this summer. Nick will be the first person in the U.K. to reimagine the mega-Musical since it’s West debut in 1981.

Performances begin on July 23rd. Book your tickets here:

Reviews for GUYS AND DOLLS directed & choreographed by Nick Winston at Kilworth House Theatre

★★★★★ “Pure musical theatre heaven in a scintillating, glowing revival of the Broadway classic. Director/choreographer Nick Winston honours its old-fashioned virtues while also adding quirky flourishes. Movement is embedded into every song, but the big balletic showpieces pulse with momentum, all shrugging shoulders, angular knees and breathtaking athleticism”
Mark Shenton, The Stage

★★★★★ “From the Jerome Robbins-esque choreography of the opening number, offering a multitude of walks of New York life, to the jawdroppingly good harmonies in Fugue for Tinhorns and the Oldest Floating Crap Game in New York, it’s clear within the first ten minutes that this is going to be special...thanks to director and choreographer Nick Winston and a stellar company and creative team”
Lizz Brain, Leicester Mercury

★★★★★ “Sensational revival”
Jonathan Baz

★★★★★ Nick Winston’s production is hugely enjoyable”
Mark’s Reviews

★★★★ “The ensemble relishes the overture, doing infinite justice to Winston’s eloquent choreography – as ever, perfectly observed and full of wit”
Musical Theatre Review


BUGSY MALONE at Curve Theatre, directed and choreographed by Nick Winston receives rave reviews.

★★★★★ "utterly magnificent" East Midlands Theatre

★★★★★ "an incredible evening at the theatre that you shouldn't miss!" 69 Degrees Magazine

"a phenomenal success" Midlands Movies

"one of the funniest, energetic, feel good shows on any stage any time" Western Park Gazzette

"Stunning" Dluxe Magazine

"In demand director and choreographer Nick Winston has the busy cast making many forays into the auditorium, bringing the whole audience directly into the show " BritishTheatre Guide

Nick Winston to choreograph LET'S DANCE AGAIN! at The Royal Festival Hall.

It was a golden period in Hollywood, the great movie musicals brought to life by the likes of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly who created some of our most iconic dance scenes of all time.

For one special evening (Friday 13 November), the Royal Festival Hall plays homage to the glitz and glamour with Let’s Dance Again!, inviting the audience to sit back and re-live the iconic dance sequences from some of these sublime films live on stage.

The first names of performers, from the West End and beyond, to join the cast have been announced. Matthew Malthouse (Singin’ in The Rain, Mrs Henderson Presents), Alan Burkitt (Top Hat, Cats, We Will Rock You) and Charlotte Gooch (Top Hat, Dirty Dancing, Grease) will all take to the stage to bring to life some of the most memorable sequences from our favourite musicals.

Top Hat, Easter Parade, Swing Time, An American in Paris, Follow the Fleet, Girl Crazy, Royal Wedding, The Band Wagon, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – the list goes on. With choreography by Nick Winston (Annie, Calamity Jane, White Christmas, Kiss Me, Kate, Flashdance, Loserville, BBC Prom: Sondheim at 80) the show will be set to the backdrop of a full orchestra and singers.

More cast to announced soon.

White Christmas Poster Reviews for WHITE CHRISTMAS at West Yorkshire Playhouse, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Nick Winston.

"big-scale glitzy production numbers that, thanks to Nick Winston’s cracking choreography, also look as if they’ve come straight from an NBC all-star television spectacular" ★★★★ The Stage

" Sisters, Blue Skies and I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm. All are performed here with great style and wonderfully staged by choreographer Nick Winston; each offering up its own ‘wow' factor" ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

"A Christmas show to dream about" ★★★★ The Independent

"as fresh as a field of snow" ★★★★ The Guardian

"The huge ensemble of performers work their toe-tapping dance shoes off from start to finish. Under the capable direction of Nikolai Foster and West End choreographer Nick Winston, this wonderful cast create an explosion of energy." ★★★★★ Public Reviews

"Nick Winston’s choreography gives a sense of scores of dancers while using barely half a dozen" ★★★★ Daily Mail

"Nick Winston’s choreography is so good" ★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

"Nick Winston brings the show alive with vibrant choreography" The State of The Arts

"The choreography from Nick Winston is impressive" Yorkshire Post

"The production is a visual treat. Nick Winston’s choreography is often thrilling, especially during the opening Let Yourself Go" Exeunt Magazine

"fabulous new choreography by Nick Winston who has choreographed numerous successful shows" North Leeds Life Magazine

"brilliant vintage choreography by Nick Winston" Leeds Guide Magazine

"memorable and spectacular to watch, with slick choreography" A Younger Theatre

"choreography revitalised by Nick Winston" Oughttobeclowns

WHITE CHRISTMAS at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Nick Winston to choreograph a brand new production of ANNIE, starring Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan.

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbuck.

With its award-winning book and score, this stunning new production includes the unforgettable songs It’s the Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow.

The production will be produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian and will be directed by Nikolai Foster. Visit the website here: ___________________________________________

Reviews for "Marry Me A Little" at the St James Theatre, London. Marry Me A Little

Written by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Hannah Chissick
Choreography by Nick Winston
Musical Director David Randall

"An evening of sheer musical delight" ★★★★★ Remotegoat

"full of masterful storytelling" ★★★★ Gizzle Review

"Choreography from Nick Winston and direction from Hannah Chissick progress a coherent story in the absence of any dialogue" British Theatre Guide

"A stunning little show" ★★★★ Theatre Ghost

"Hannah Chissick's direction, together with Nick Winston’s choreography brings some fine relief to the characters" ★★★★ Jonathan Baz

"this playful, tender and very tangible tale that we get to sit back and enjoy Sondheim all over again" ★★★★ The Upcoming

beautifully-controlled performances, perfectly-judged pacing and a fine degree of emotional intensity" ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

"a perfect little show" ★★★★ West End Wilma

"a stunning little show bursting with charm and depth" ★★★★ West End Frame

★★★★ Everything Theatre

Nick to choreograph the 2014 Whats On Stage Awards concert held at The Prince Of Wales Theatre

The WhatsOnStage Awards Ceremony and Concert has become one of the highlights of the theatregoing calendar: an unmissable night with lots of glitz, glamour and fun and a chance for you, the theatregoer voter, to take part in the culmination of the only major theatre accolades decided across the board by the public.

The evening includes a two-and-a-half hour Concert performed by numerous nominees and other top West End stars as well as numbers from some of the year's biggest musicals - and of course, your big-name winners collecting their trophies to your cheers.

There is nothing else like this in Theatreland. Don't delay to book your tickets - the event always sells out!

TO SIR WITH LOVE, with movement and choreography by Nick Winston, opened at The Royal & Derngate, prior to a National Tour

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"The collective dance scenes are, however, exemplary. Hats off to choreographer Nick Winston" The Express ✭✭✭✭

"exuberant outbreaks of choreographed jiving" Telegraph ✭✭✭✭

"Acrobatic outbreaks of the Lindy Hop" The Times ✭✭✭✭

"Mark Babych's fine production, with movement by Nick Winston (the teenage pupils are a well-drilled ensemble) and a clever design by Mike Britton of translucent chalk boards, a brick and chimney sky-line and a battery of desks and chairs, both evokes the period and transcends it with a sort of knowing edginess" WhatsOnStage ✭✭✭✭

"well-crafted choreography" Public Reviews ✭✭✭✭✭

Click here to look at "To Sir, With Love" rehearsal footage You Tube

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Moses: The 10 Commandments
"The diverse choreography by Nick Winston with their echoes of Jewish dance traditions are one of the most important elements of the production that is on the whole a real feel-good piece" Reutlinger General Anzeiger

"The musical is choreographed to perfection" Neue Zurcher Zeitung

""Gratifying are the choreography by Nick Winston, some rousing gospel music and the composer Dieter Falk. The sonorous voice of God, spoken by voice actor Wolfgang Pampel, who is known as voice Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones), was a coup. " Westfälische Nachrichten

"highlight chases the next in the choreography by Nick Winston, who has built Egyptian-style elements into the dance scenes"



Nick will direct & Choreograph CINDERELLA at the Royal & Derngate.

Bobby Davro returns as Buttons following the rapturous reception to his hilarious performance in last year's Aladdin. This year Bobby will be joined by Loose Women star Denise Welch as the magical Fairy Godmother.

"had the audience gasping with of the best pantomimes I have ever seen" Daventry Express (Review for 2011/12 "Aladdin" directed by Nick Winston, starring Bobby Davro)

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"Fosse style choreography by Nick Winston is danced expertly" **** The Public Reviews

"Nick Winston's spot-on period choreography (including a brilliant Liza Minnelli/Bob Fosse tribute) all contribute to a production that is a major achievement for Clwyd Theatr Cymru." Mark Shenton The Stage

"Outstanding choreography by Nick Winston" Mark Shenton Twitter

"The hoofing is hot with rib-tickling pastiche period choreography by Nick Winston" Shropshire Review

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth. Previews from May 3rd at Theatre Clywd.

Creative Director: Nikolai Foster
Choreographer: Nick Winston
Designer: Morgan Large
Musical Director: George Dyer
Lighting: Ben Cracknell

Darren Bennett, Matt Cross, Billy Cullum, Adrian Grove, Rebecca Lock Amira Matthews, Julia Nagle, Martin Neely, Verity Rushworth, Simon Thomas, Owain Williams, Lucy Williamson.

Merrily - Nick Winston

Rehearsal photograph courtesy of Catherine Ashmore. Nick Winston (left) in rehearsal with Adrian Grove.

LoservilleNew British Musical Loserville to Premiere at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Starring Gareth Gates, Aaron Sidwell and Lil'Chris

Loserville, a new original British musical written by Elliot Davis and James Bourne, will begin performances at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds June 18, prior to an official opening June 26, for a run through July 14. The cast will be headed by former pop singer Gareth Gates.

The musical is inspired by "Welcome to Loverville," an album by Son of Dork of which Bourne is a member. It will be directed by Steven Dexter, with choreography by Nick Winston, and produced by West Yorkshire Playhouse, Kevin Wallace for FIRST ACT! Limited & Youth Music Theatre UK.

The class of 1971 have reached their senior year. Michael, Lucas, Francis and Marvin are about to revolutionise the world when a new complication enters their life -- girls. When the brilliantly clever and stunningly beautiful Holly arrives in town all of Michael's dreams seem to be coming true, but arch nemesis Eddie has his sights on stealing Michael's perfect girl and taking all the credit for his world changing ideas. Aaron Sidwell plays super-smart geek Michael Dork, with newcomer Richard Howe as Lucas, Lil' Chris as Francis and Eliza Hope Bennett as Holly. Eddie is played by Gareth Gates, with Charlotte Harwood as Leia. Gates shot to fame a decade ago as the runner up in the UK's first "Pop Idol." His UK stage roles include playing Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and playing Marius in the 25th anniversary tour ofLes Miserables. He has also appeared in TV's "Dancing on Ice" competition, in which he placed fourth. Sidwell is best known for his role as Steven Beale in TV's "EastEnders." Lil' Chris (Chris Hardman) starred in "Rock School" at the age of 16, and subsequently released two albums. In 2008 he had his own Channel 4 series "Everybody Loves Lil' Chris." Bennett has appeared in "Nanny McPhee" and "Inkheart." Harwood is currently playing Vivienne in the tour of Legally Blonde - the Musical, and other credits include She Loves Me (Chichester's Minerva Theatre) and Flashdance (West End's Shaftesbury Theatre).

Bourne has written seven number one hit songs, had numerous top three singles, and played to sold-out arenas across the UK. He has won two Brit Awards and played two Royal Variety Performances. As an artist and songwriter, it is estimated he has sold over six million records. He has also written for numerous other artists including McFly, The Saturdays, Jonas Brothers and Pixie Lott.

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Aladdin Reviews are in for ALADDIN at The Royal & Derngate, directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, produced by Qdos Entertainment. Starring Bobby Davro, Basil Brush, Brian Fortuna and Jeffrey Holland.

"a cracking production...stunning special effects...It really is very funny" Cronicle & Echo

"had the audience gasping with of the best pantomimes I have ever seen" Daventry Express

"extremely slick, and the action cracks along" The Oxford Times

"hugely entertaining" The Stage

"moves forward at a cracking pace... it's brilliant entertainment for the Christmas season" therealchrissparkle

Watch The Trailer here:

FING'S AINT WOT THEY USED T'BE has been nominated for Best Musical Revival at the Whats On Stage Awards.

Don't forget to click on the poster to vote and show your support.

Nick will choreograph a new production of Merrily We Roll Along directed by Nikolai Foster, opening at the Theatre Clywd in May.

More details to be released soon.

Nick will next choreograph A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, at the Greenwich Theatre, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and designed by Paul Farnsworth.
Royal & Derngate and ETT present Eden End
By JB Priestley
3rd - 5th June Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Set in 1912, Eden End slowly exposes the cracks in the lives of a respectable Northern family. A poignant look back at an Edwardian age of innocence before the start of the First World War, this subtle play movingly explores the secret heartache and disappointment of ambition unfulfilled.

Director Laurie Sansom
Designer Sara Perks
Lighting Designer Anna Watson
Sound Designer/Composer Jon Nicholls
Movement Director Nick Winston
This production will tour to Oxford, Richmond, Cambridge and Brighton. Visit for details

Nick returns to The Guilford Shakespeare Company to choreograph Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Hannah Chissick, to be performed at the Guildford Castle Grounds. A glorious riot of colour and acerbic wit explodes when old flames, Beatrice and Benedick, are forced to face their feelings for each other in this fire-cracker comedy favourite!

Nick is movement director for The Mountaintop at the Guildhall Theatre, Derby, directed by Tom Attenborough. Performances begin March 18th.

Fings Aint Wot They Used T'BeNick will be choreographing a major revival of Lionel Bart's musical Fings Aint Wot They Used T'Be at the Union Theatre, London. Directed by Phil Willmott, with musical arrangements by Elliot Davis. Performance begin May 10th, click here for more details:

Nick Winston is choreographer and assistant director for Rossini's IL TURCO IN ITALIA for this years Garsington Opera. Conducted by David Parry, directed By Martin Duncan with design by Francis O'Conner. Click here for further information:

Nick will choreograph The Cunning Little Vixen, the opera by Leos Janacek for this years Ryedale Festival, directed by Joe Austin. Performances begin July.


Out ThereNick will choreograph Out There the brand new musical by James Bourne and Elliot Davis, for YMT this August. Directed by Steven Dexter with Musical Supervision by Tony Award winner Sarah Travis.

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatNick will choreograph Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for Milton Morrissey Productions later this year.

The Adventures of PinocchioThe Adventures Of Pinocchio choreographed by Nick Winston will premiere in Moscow this Autumn. More news to follow.

Annie - West Yorkshire PlayhouseNick Will return to West Yorkshire Playhouse to choreograph a brand new production of the classic broadway musical Annie, directed by Nikolai Foster and designed by Colin Richmond. Performances begin 19th November.