John Nicholson

16 Jan 2023

John is an Artistic Director of the award-winning Peepolykus, with whom he has toured the UK and the world for 25 years.

Writing includes: The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Leeds Playhouse, West End, National tour) No Wise Men (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse), Treasure Island (Bristol Old Vic, National Tour), The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary (Northampton Royal, National Tour), A Christmas Carol (Exeter Northcott), Spyski – The Importance of Being Honest (Lyric Hammersmith, National Tour), The Ramsbury Players (National Theatre), Richard’s Rampage (The Old Vic, International Tour), Origins (Pentabus, National Tour), The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society (Edinburgh Traverse), Help! Get me Out Of This Musical (South Hill Park), A Trespassers Guide To The Classics series 1 and 2Rik Mayall’s Bedside Tales series 1 and Marley Was Dead (BBC Radio 4), Off Their Rockers (ITV)

Physical comedy director/consultant credits include: One Man Two Guvnors (Bolton Octagon, National Tour), A little Hotel On The Side(Theatre Royal Bath), The Secret Adversary (Newbury Watermill), Watson and Oliver, The Wrong Door (BBC), Playtime (Northampton Royal), Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (Sheffield Theatres).

Directing Credits include: Partners in Crime (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Dracula – the Bloody Truth, 400 (Plymouth Theatre Royal/National), Shaun The Sheep Live (Aardman/International), Nina Conti – Dolly Mixtures (Soho Theatre and West End) Paul Merton – Out Of His Head (West End), Spymonkey’s Spook Show (Blackpool Winter Gardens), Coulrophobia (London International Mime Festival) Aladdin, Dick Tracy (Plymouth Athenaeum), The Three Musketeers (York Theatre Royal, National Tour), King Arthur (National Tour), The Light Princess (Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol), A Christmas Carol (Exeter Northcott).