Nikki is very excited to work as Creative Design Assistant on Tommy. Having previously worked in creating accessible theatre on a more intimate scale, she is thrilled to now be creating accessible theatre on a larger scale. Studying art and drama at school, she soon realised she could combine both and started designing for youth companies, and later went on to study theatre design at Nottingham Trent University. Through experiencing access barriers in attitudes in her early performance work, Nikki developed a want for accessibility in mainstream theatre, believing there are great opportunities when access is thought of artistically, as well as functionally, and not as a compromise or a hindrance. Nikki hopes to learn from her experience on Tommy and to further advocate for access in design after Tommy.