Nicolas Kent

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Nicolas Kent has been the Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre in London since 1984. In 2006 he was the recipient of an Evening Standard Theatre Award - Special Award for "Pioneering Political Theatre" for his work there.

His productions at the Tricycle include: THE GREAT GAME TRILOGY by various writers, John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT, Carlo Gebler & Jennifer Farmer's DARFUR - HOW LONG IS NEVER?, Abram Hill's WALK HARD, Richard Norton-Taylor's BLOODY SUNDAY (winner of the Olivier Award - Outstanding Achievment), Richard Norton-Taylor's JUSTIFYING WAR, Carlo Gebler's TEN ROUNDS, Nick Dear's new version of THE PROMISE, Jack Rosenthal's translation of Jean-Claude Grumber's DREYFUS, Richard Norton-Taylor's THE COLOUR OF JUSTICE - THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE INQUIRY (Time Out Award), Carlo Gebler's version of Strindberg's DANCE OF DEATH, Yemi Osofisan's RWANDA, Goran Stefanovski's EX-YU, Keith Reddin's HAITI, Richard Norton-Taylor & John McGrath's NUREMBERG, HALF THE PICTURE (Time Out Award), MACBETH, Frank McGuinness' FACTORY GIRLS, Mary O' Malley's ONCE A CATHOLIC, Behan's THE HOSTAGE, Bill Morrison's 6-hour trilogy A LOVE SONG FOR ULSTER, Alice Childress' TROUBLE IN MIND, Tom Kempinksi's translation of Jean-Claude Grumberg's A FREE COUNTRY, Yemi Ajibade's A LONG WAY FROM HOME, ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL, Leigh Jackson's THE ONE O'CLOCK WORLD and Alfred Fagon's LONELY COWBOY.

Other Theatre Credits Include:

Gillian Slovo & Victoria Brittain's GUANTANAMO at the New Ambassador's Theatre, Culture Project in New York & Brave Theatre in San Francisco, as well as reading at the Houses of Congress in Washington DC (2004), Richard Norton-Taylor's THE COLOUR OF JUSTICE at the Victoria Palace Theatre & Lyttleton Theatre (1999), SREBENICA, which he also wrote, at the Olivier Theatre (1998), AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at the Lyric, Hammersmith (1995), Richard Norton-Taylor & John McGrath's HALF THE PICTURE at the Houses of Parliament (the first play ever performed there) (1993), Jean-Claude Grumberg's THE WORKROOM at the American Jewish Theatre, New York (1993), Stewart Parker's PENTECOST at the Lyric, Hammersmith (1989), Mustapha Matura's PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES at the Chicago International Theatre Festival (1988) and Howard Sackler's THE GREAT WHITE HOPE for the Royal Shakespeare Company (winner of the Time Out Award) (1987).

Nicolas is represented in the US by Dennis Aspland at Aspland Management.

Radio

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THE LETTER OF LAST RESORT

2013

BBC Radio 4

Wri. David Grieg (base don his stage play)
Prod. Lu Kemp

THE PRICE OF OIL

2015

Nick of Time for BBC R4

Series of plays from 26 Sep for a week

CALLED TO ACCOUNT

2007

BBC Radio 4

BLOODY SUNDAY

2006

BBC Radio 4

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

JUSTIFYING WAR: SCENES FROM THE HUTTON ENQUIRY

2004

BBC4

THE COLOUR OF JUSTICE - THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE INQUIRY

1998

BBC2

HALF THE PICTURE

1993

BBC / Freeway Films

PENTECOST

1990

BBC2

BORN IN THE RSA

1985

C4

as Producer; directed by Barney Simon

PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES

1984

BBC2

DECADENCE

1983

Quintet Films

as Producer; directed by Steven Berkoff

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

2017

National Theatre

A staged reading at the Vaudeville Theatre.

ANOTHER WORLD: LOSING OUR CHILDREN TO ISLAMIC STATE

2016

National Theatre /Temporary Theatre

Play by Gillian Slovo developed with Nicolas Kent from his original idea

THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES

2014

Arcola Theatre

Play by Rashid Razaq

DIRECTING CREDITS - TRICYCLE THEATRE

2012

Tricycle Theatre

Cycle of five short plays

2012

Tricycle Theatre

Cycle of five short plays

2011

Tricycle Theatre / Bernie Gran Arts Centre (Tottenham)

Verbatim play based on spoken evidence compiled and edited by Gillian Slovo based on interviews conducted with those directly involved.

2011

Tricycle Theatre

Verbatim play by Richard Norton-Taylor

THE GREAT GAME: AFGHANISTAN - PART 3 (1996 - 2009) ENDURING FREEDOM

2009

Tricycle Theatre

by Ben Ockrent, Abi Morgan, Richard Norton-Taylor, Richard Bean & Simon Stephens

THE GREAT GAME: AFGHANISTAN - PART 2 (1979 - 1996) COMMUNISM, THE MUJAHIDEEN AND THE TALIBAN

2009

Tricycle Theatre

by David Edgar, Siba Shakib, J T Rogers, David Greig & Colin Teevan

THE GREAT GAME: AFGHANISTAN - PART 1 (1842 - 1930) INVASIONS AND INDEPENDENCE

2009

Tricycle Theatre

by Siba Shakib, Stephen Jeffries, Ron Hutchinson, Amit Gupta & Joy Wilkinson

DOUBT

2007

Tricycle Theatre

by John Patrick Shanley

DARFUR - HOW LONG IS NEVER?

Tricycle Theatre

by Carlo Gebler & Jennifer Farmer

WALK HARD

Tricycle Theatre

by Abram Hill

BLOODY SUNDAY

Tricycle Theatre

by Richard Norton-Taylor; winner of Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement

JUSTIFYING WAR

Tricycle Theatre

by Richard Norton-Taylor

TEN ROUNDS

Tricycle Theatre

by Carlo Gebler

THE PROMISE

Tricycle Theatre

New version by Nick Dear

DREYFUS

Tricycle Theatre

by Jean-Claude Grumber; translation by Jack Rosenthal

THE COLOUR OF JUSTICE - THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE INQUIRY

Tricycle Theatre

by Richard Norton-Taylor; Time Out Award

DANCE OF DEATH

Tricycle Theatre

by August Strindberg; version by Carlo Gebler

RWANDA

Tricycle Theatre

by Yemi Osofisan

EX-YU

Tricycle Theatre

by Goran Stefanovski

HAITI

Tricycle Theatre

by Keith Reddin

NUREMBERG, HALF THE PICTURE

Tricycle Theatre

by Richard Norton-Taylor & John McGrath; Time Out Award

MACBETH

Tricycle Theatre

by William Shakespeare

FACTORY GIRLS

Tricycle Theatre

by Frank McGuinness

ONCE A CATHOLIC

Tricycle Theatre

by Mary O'Malley

THE HOSTAGE

Tricycle Theatre

by Brendan Behan

A LOVE SONG FOR ULSTER

Tricycle Theatre

by Bill Morrison; 6 hour trilogy

TROUBLE IN MIND

Tricycle Theatre

by Alice Childress

A FREE COUNTRY

Tricycle Theatre

by Jean-Claude Grumberg; translation by Tom Kempinski

A LONG WAY FROM HOME

Tricycle Theatre

by Yemi Ajibade

ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL

Tricycle Theatre

by Yemi Ajibade

THE ONE O'CLOCK WORLD

Tricycle Theatre

by Leigh Jackson

LONELY COWBOY

Tricycle Theatre

by Alfred Fagon

DIRECTING CREDITS - OTHER

GUANTANAMO

2004

New Ambassador's Theatre

by Gillian Slovo & Victoria Brittain; Culture Project in New York & Brava Tehatre in San Francisco, as well as a reading at the Houses of Congress in Washington DC

THE COLOUR OF JUSTICE - THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE INQUIRY

1999

Victoria Palace Theatre / National Theatre - Lyttelton Theatre

by Richard Norton-Taylor

SREBENICA

1998

National Theatre - Olivier Theatre

by Nicolas Kent

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

1995

Lyric Hammersmith

HALF THE PICTURE

1993

Houses of Parliament

by Richard Norton-Taylor & John McGrath; first play ever performed at the Houses of Parliament

THE WORKROOM

1993

American Jewish Theatre, New York

by Jean-Claude Grumberg

PENTECOST

1989

Lyric Hammersmith

by Stewart Parker

PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES

1988

Chicago International Theatre Festival

by Mustapha Matura

THE GREAT WHITE HOPE

1987

RSC

by Howard Sackler; Tim Out Award