Nick Lane

Category: Authors, Directors


Nick’s previous adaptations for Blackeyed Theatre include Jane EyreSherlock Holmes: the Sign of Four and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Other adaptations include Dark Winter (E52), Frankenstein (Theatre Mill), The Wakefield Mysteries (Theatre Royal Wakefield), 1984 (Northern Broadsides), Lady Chatterley’s Lover and a co-adaptation (with John Godber) of Moby Dick (Hull Truck). Original adult plays include: The Derby McQueen Affair (York Theatre Royal), My Favourite Summer, Blue Cross Xmas and Me & Me Dad (Hull Truck), Housebound, Hopeless Romantics – co-written with Fiona Wass – and Seconds Out (Reform), Royal Flush and Odd Job Men (Rich Seam Theatre), Murder at Berrington – co-written with Fiona Wass – and The Goal (Hereford Courtyard).

Nick is also an accomplished children’s playwright – his credits include: A Christmas Carol, Beauty & The Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Snow Queen (Hull Truck); Pinocchio, A Scarborough Christmas Carol and Alice in Wonderland (SJT); Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood (York Theatre Royal); The Elves & The Shoemaker (Hereford Courtyard); and Hansel & Gretel (Pilot). His original work for children includes Ginger Jones and the Sultan’s Eye (Polka/ Drum Theatre Plymouth/ York Theatre Royal), ‘Twas the Night before Christmas, When Santa Got Stuck in the Fridge and A Christmas Fairytale (Hull Truck).

Nick’s directing credits outside of his own work include The Glass Menagerie, Departures, Life’s A Beach, Studs, Beef, Amateur Girl, Lucky Sods and Ring Around the Humber (Hull Truck), April in Paris, Two, September in the Rain and Little Italy (York Theatre Royal), Don’t Dribble on the Dragon and There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly (PTC).