Nicola Samer

Tour Director

Training: Nicola has trained in theatre, design and fine art. Training includes MA Theatre Directing (Middlesex University, London & GITIS – Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, Moscow), Lincoln Centre Theatre Directors’ Lab (New York), NIDA (Sydney), ROH attachment (London), B. Design Visual Communications (UTS & Central Saint Martins) and Fine Art (Slade, London).

Directing includes:

Broken Water (Arcola); The Theatre Ashes (The Festival, Hampstead Theatre); Uprooted (Look Left Look Right, Shoreditch Town Hall); Head of the Table (Workshop, Old Vic Lab); Gutted (Marlowe Theatre); As You Like It (RYV Theatre, Regional Tour); Prophecy (Look Left Look Right, Charter House); Much Ado About Nothing (The HandleBards; Assembly Rooms, National & International Tour - The Stage Awards nominee); Going Bush (Bush Theatre); Comedy of Errors (RYV Theatre, Regional Tour); The Suicide Shop (St James Theatre); The Power of Poison Lab (Old Truman Brewery); Miracle on 34th Street (Premiere UK Tour); Ruben Guthrie (New Wimbledon); Collision (Latitude & Bestival); Earthworks (Arcola); Little Women, The Musical (Best New Musical, shortlisted nominee Off West end Theatre Awards); Figaro Revival (Buxton Opera Festival); IronBark's Theatre Ashes (Latitude); Maman and The Edge (Theatre503); Fiddler on the Roof (Cambridge Arts Theatre); The 52 Show (Leicester Square Theatre); Can I get a Kiss from Daisy? (Old Vic, reading); Miss Julie (Sterts Theatre, Cornwall); Scenes of a Massacre (Custard Factory, Birmingham); and The Tempest (New Theatre, Sydney).

Other Credits:

Associate Director on The Ladykillers (Liverpool Playhouse, West End & UK Tour); Once, The Musical (West End); Ghost Stories (West End); The 39 Steps (West End); Great Expectations (ETT & Watford Palace); Flashdance (West End); My Fair Lady (International Tour); Kes (Liverpool Everyman Playhouse); Resident Director with the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, Plays at The Garrick Season, including The Winter’s Tale, All on Her Own, Harlequinade and Romeo and Juliet; Aspects of Love (UK Tour); The Witches of Eastwick (UK Tour); Sound of Music (UK Tour); Follies (London Palladium); A Family Affair (Arcola); and Eugene Onegin (BYO, West End).

Nicola is currently Resident Director on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (London).