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Nick Dear

 
 
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Nick Dear Awards and Nominations

 
Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Best Play
Nick DearThe Dark Earth and the Light Sky
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - The Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement
Nick DearOstrovsky
 
Olivier Awards - 1987 - Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre
Nick DearThe Art of Success

Nick Dear News

NextStop Theatre Company Announces 2022/2023 Season Photo NextStop Theatre Company Announces 2022/2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2022

NextStop Theatre Company has announced their tenth professional season of theater in Northern Virginia. The company's first full season since the start of the pandemic will feature a wide assortment of titles ranging from beloved classics to bold new area premieres.

Groundbreaking Principles Established For Digital Broadcast Of Stage Plays Photo Groundbreaking Principles Established For Digital Broadcast Of Stage Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

WGGB has agreed a groundbreaking set of principles to govern the digital broadcasts of stage plays by the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Theater Up Close Returns With Zoetic Stage's FRANKENSTEIN, October 14-31 Photo Theater Up Close Returns With Zoetic Stage's FRANKENSTEIN, October 14-31
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2021

Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present the South Florida premiere of FRANKENSTEIN, Nick Dear's theatrical adaptation of one of the great horror stories of all time.

Leading Playwrights Back New WGGB Digital Principles For Theatre Photo Leading Playwrights Back New WGGB Digital Principles For Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021

Leading playwrights and WGGB members Caryl Churchill, April de Angelis, Nick Dear, David Edgar, David Eldridge, Lee Hall, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Lucy Kirkwood, Bryony Lavery, Simon Stephens, Sir Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne and Roy Williams OBE have backed new digital principles for theatre launched today.

FRANKENSTEIN Will Be Performed at the Court Theatre Next Month Photo FRANKENSTEIN Will Be Performed at the Court Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021

With lead actors James Kupa and Wesley Dowdell alternating between the roles of the scientist and his creation, this international hit explores the eternal themes of humanity, good vs evil and what happens when we blur the line between life and death.

Amazon Prime Video Will Broadcast Four National Theatre Productions - FLEABAG, FRANKE Photo Amazon Prime Video Will Broadcast Four National Theatre Productions - FLEABAG, FRANKENSTEIN, and HAMLET
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021

Amazon Prime Video and National Theatre have today announced a collaboration which will see four productions filmed by the National Theatre broadcast exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland from 11 June. 

HERDING CATS Announces On-Demand Extension Photo HERDING CATS Announces On-Demand Extension
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2021

With Lucinda Coxon's Herding Cats opening last night at Soho Theatre and via live stream until 22 May, New York-based, Olivier-winning, and Tony-nominated OHenry Productions and Stellar, in association with Soho Theatre, today announce the on-demand extension of the run.

HERDING CATS Will Be Performed at the Soho Theatre and Streamed Online Photo HERDING CATS Will Be Performed at the Soho Theatre and Streamed Online
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2021

Marking a new type of international collaboration, the production is simultaneously accessible online to audiences across the globe via Stellar and in person, with social distancing in line with current UK government guidelines, at Soho Theatre. Running 20 ‚Äď 23 May 2021 - with press performance on 20 May, Herding Cats is a Stellar Original production.

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN, National Theatre At Home Photo BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN, National Theatre At Home
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 1, 2020

Back in 2011, it was nigh-on impossible to get a ticket for the National Theatre's production of Frankenstein. You may be forgiven for thinking the fact that Danny Boyle was directing the show was enough of a draw, but the news that Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch were not only starring in it, but also alternating the roles of Frankenstein and The Creature, sent fans into a frenzy. As part of the hugely successful run of National Theatre At Home shows, we are now gifted with seeing both versions again.

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN, National Theatre At Home Photo BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN, National Theatre At Home
by Gary Naylor - Apr 30, 2020

National Theatre Live makes its celebrated 2011 production available free for online platforms but, rather like Frankenstein's Creature itself, its reviving isn't without its issues.

Nick Dear Videos

VIDEO: FRANKENSTEIN Electrifies Audiences at A Noise Within VideoVIDEO: FRANKENSTEIN Electrifies Audiences at A Noise Within
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 22, 2019

The California premiere of Nick Dear's FRANKENSTEIN, directed by Michael Michetti and adapted from the original novel by Mary Shelley, is currently running as a stand-alone production through September 8th at A Noise Within. This electrifying tale of a creature cast away by his creator into a hostile worlda?"only to wind his way back in a dangerous game of destructiona?"has captivated audiences for over 200 years. The gothic story comes to life with Nick Dear's adaptation of the chilling fable by Mary Shelley, animating the themes of social rejection, intellectual hubris, and the nascency of good and evil.

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Costume Designer of FRANKENSTEIN at DCPA
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2016

In Part 4 of 4 on 'Frankenstein,' go behind the scenes with Costume Designer Kevin Copenhaver, whose challenge includes that the two leading actors alternate nightly in the roles of Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature.  Check out the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of the Reimagined FRANKENSTEIN at DCPA
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2016

The U.S. premiere of Nick Dear's adaptation Frankenstein will be directed by Sam Buntrock, returning to the DCPA Theatre Company after directing the 2013 World Premiere of Ed, Downloaded. Buntrock's directing credits include Sunday in the Park with George (Broadway, West End, Menier and 5th Avenue Seattle). The production won 5 Olivier Awards including Outstanding Musical Production and was nominated for 9 Tony Awards including Best Director. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at New Version of FRANKENSTEIN at DCPA
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2016

The U.S. premiere of Nick Dear's adaptation Frankenstein will be directed by Sam Buntrock, returning to the DCPA Theatre Company after directing the 2013 World Premiere of Ed, Downloaded. Buntrock's directing credits include Sunday in the Park with George (Broadway, West End, Menier and 5th Avenue Seattle). The production won 5 Olivier Awards including Outstanding Musical Production and was nominated for 9 Tony Awards including Best Director.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below!


Nick Dear Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Nick Dear written?
Nick Dear has written 1 shows including The Art of Success (Playwright).

What awards has Nick Dear been nominated for?
Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for The Dark Earth and the Light Sky The Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement (Olivier Awards) for Ostrovsky and Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre (Olivier Awards) for The Art of Success .