Calamity Jane

Watermill & National Tour 2014/2015

Directed by Nikolai Foster

Choreographed by Nick Winston

Designed by Mathew Wright

Orchestrations by Cathy Jayes

Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood.  Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaid Adams. But things don’t go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check.  It takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love…



"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




The Hired Man

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 : Matthew Wright

Orchestration / Musical Director : Sarah Travis 

Movement & Choreography : Nick Winston 


National Youth Music Theatre 

13-16 August 2014 

St James Theatre, London


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" 


ANNIE UK TOUR 2015 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.


White Christmas

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



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