Nick Lane

Category: Authors, Directors


Nick started his career as an actor until a car accident damaged his back and brought his acting career to a premature end. After that he turned to writing and directing. From 2006-2014 he was the Associate Director and Literary Manager of Hull Truck Theatre, a company with which he has had a long association.

Nick has adapted THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (Hull Truck/Theatre Mill) named one of the twelve best regional theatre productions in the UK 2015. Other adaptations include THE WAKEFIELD MYSTERIES (Theatre Royal Wakefield), FRANKENSTEIN, LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER (Hull Truck) and 1984 (Northern Broadsides), as well as a co-adaptation of MOBY DICK for Hull Truck with his friend John Godber. Original adult plays include: THE DERBY McQUEEN AFFAIR (York Theatre Royal), MY FAVOURITE SUMMER (Hull Truck), BLUE CROSS XMAS (Hull Truck), ME & ME DAD (Hull Truck), HOUSEBOUND (Reform), SECONDS OUT (Reform), ROYAL FLUSH and ODD JOB MEN (Rich Seam Theatre).

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 (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 the acclaimed GINGER JONES & THE SULTAN’S EYE (Polka/ Drum Theatre Plymouth/ York Theatre Royal), ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, WHEN SANTA GOT ATUCK IN THE FRIDGE and A CHRISTMAS FAIRYTALE (Hull Truck).