To Sir With Love

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


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Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM



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Creative Team

Director James Brining

Designer Colin Richmond

Movement Director

& Choreographer Nick Winston

Lighting Designer Chris Davey

Orchestrator David Shrubsole

Musical Director George Dyer

Sound Designer Richard Brooker


West Yorkshire Playhouse: 26th September - 26th October 2013 

The Royal Exchange: 1st November - 30th November 2013 




"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



Mrs Nellie Lovett: Gillian Bevan 

Sweeney Todd: David Birrell

Jason Broderick, Ian Caddick, Barbara Drennan, Eleanor Fanyinka, Don Gallagher, Joshua Manning, Abiola Ogunbiyi, Michael Peavoy, Niamh Perry, Corinna Powlesland, Sévan Stephan, Ben Stott, Sebastien Torkia, Everal A Walsh


Water Babies


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
Tom, our orphaned teenage hero, is framed for a crime he didn’t commit. In a desperate 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 a whole new world of enchantment, danger and adventure.
Desperate to get back to the girl he loves Tom must brave underwater challenges in a world beyond his wildest imagination. Together with the unlikeliest of friends he embarks on a quest to find a way back to land. However he soon finds it's not just his fate he holds in his hands, but also that of the mysterious and elusive gang of Water Babies.
It's time for Tom to face his worst fears…it's time to believe that anything is possible.
Inspired by Charles Kingsley’s much-loved novel, this spellbinding new production uses some of the most sophisticated special effects ever seen on stage.
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.

WATER BABIES, choreographed by Nick Winston, recieved its world premiere at the Curve Theatre 2014.

"Nick Winston's choreography is inventive and exciting" Broadway World

"Nick Winston's choreography boasts athleticism" The Guardian

"the contemporary choreography channelling many different styles gives an old tale a very modern feel" Public Reviews

"Physically, the production looks constantly ravishing in the sets of Morgan Large and is kept in vivid motion by Nick Winston’s choreography" The Stage

"Nick Winston's choreography had a fresh, street edge and used the much underrated scooter as a mainstay of the Water Babies routines while still holding at the show's heart big numbers with chimney sweeps, orphans and sea life." Western Park Gazette

"the talented band of water babies, with their stunning execution of Nick Winston's exciting and modern choreography" Chancingthroughlife
Follow Water Babies on Twitter @waterbabiesldn

Flash Mob


Sadlers Wells Peacock Theatre  

& UK tour 2014.




STARRING: Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer as well as World Street Dance Champions and stars of the hit StreetDance movies Flawless! Dance Critics Choice winner and Olivier nominee Tommy Franzén, contemporary dance duo Alleviate and Brosena all from Sky1′s Got To Dance. FLASH MOB™ played at Sadlers Wells Peacock Theatre before embarking on a UK tour.


"Directed by the prolific theatre choreographer Nick Winston, the show is slanted towards a youthful public but is easily accessed by all ages. Slick and relentlessly energetic it may be, but Winston’s reboot is a definite improvement" THE TIMES


★★★★ "A production beaming with confidence and relevance"


"Footstompin' toe tap pin' brilliant dancin" Deborah Meaden 


"an expertly choreographed production full of energy" http://www.★★★★ Salford Entertainment


"excellent entertainment"  ★★★★ WhatsOnStage


"mesmerising...a fantastic and fresh celebration of dance" ★★★★ Public Reviews


Watch what the Celebrites had to say after the West End press night:


Watch the trailer for the 2014 production directed by Nick Winston here:


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