Nicholas Thompson Steps Down as Artistic Director of Old Red Lion Theatre
Nicholas Thompson, will be stepping down from his post as artistic director as of Spring 2014. Nicholas has been with the Old Red Lion Theatre for over three years in the roles of both producer and artistic director. He will be pursuing work as a freelance director, producer and general manager. He will be continuing as an artistic associate with the Old Red Lion.
During Nicholas' time with the Old Red Lion Theatre he has launched a pop-up venue, the New Red Lion theatre, which in it's short history staged some world class comedy and theatre, including London's longest running off west end comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). During his time there have also been numerous transfers to the West End including The Importance of Being Earnest at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and most recently The Play That Goes Wrong (Trafalgar Studios and No 1 Tour) which has been shortlisted for a What's On Stage Award, both of which he worked on for the Old Red Lion Theatre. Other notable work includes Kissing Sid James (Brits Off Broadway), Mercury Fur (Trafalgar Studios), Happy New (Trafalgar Studios) and the Revenger's Tragedy (Old Red Lion Theatre, Time Out critics choice).
Nicholas Said "I am both sad and excited to be moving on. It has been incredibly rewarding, exciting and exhausting three years! I really am proud of my work for the Old Red Lion Theatre and have no doubt the theatre will continue to find and work with Britain's most exciting emerging theatrical talent. It really is a privilege to have been able to do the job."
Damien Devine (owner and executive director) said : "I would like to thank Nick for his hard as artistic director over the last three years and am thrilled to have him continue as part of The Old Red Lion Theatre artistic team as an associate artist"