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Nikolai Foster

 
Bio:
Nikolai Foster is Artistic Director of Curve. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, grew up in North Yorkshire and trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield. At Curve Nikolai has directed the world premiere productions of Riaz Khan's Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual (adapted ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Nikolai Foster is Artistic Director of Curve. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, grew up in North Yorkshire and trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield. At Curve Nikolai has directed the world premiere productions of Riaz Khan's Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual (adapted ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Director
 
[UK Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2013]
Director

Photos

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Nikolai Foster

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06/07/2022
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Nikolai Foster and cast

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04/21/2022
Olivia Moore and Nikolai Foster Photo

Olivia Moore and Nikolai Foster

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04/21/2022
Leah Hill, Jennifer Lane Baker, Nikolai Foster Photo

Leah Hill, Jennifer Lane Baker, Nikolai Foster

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02/15/2022
Nikolai Foster  Photo

Nikolai Foster

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11/12/2021

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2022]
Director

[UK Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2019]
Director

[West End, 2017]
Director

[West End, 2013]
Director

Nikolai Foster Biography

Nikolai Foster is Artistic Director of Curve. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, grew up in North Yorkshire and trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield.

At Curve Nikolai has directed the world premiere productions of Riaz Khan's Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual (adapted by Dougal Irvine) & Douglas Day Stewart's An Officer and a Gentleman; Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge; Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (& UK tour) Winner Best Musical, Manchester Theatre Awards and Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards; Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw (with Theatre Royal Bath), Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's Grease (& Dubai World Trade Centre); Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (with Birmingham Rep); Spring Awakening (with National Youth Music Theatre); Legally Blonde (Opera Garnier, Monaco & Daegu Opera Festival, South Korea - Winner Best Musical - Daegu International Musical Festival Awards); Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's (& Haymarket Theatre, London & UK tour); Roald Dahl's The Witches (with Rose Theatre Kingston, Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds & UK tour); Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire; Shakespeare's Richard III; Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good; a performance to celebrate the reveal of the tomb of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral and Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing (Nottingham Playhouse and UK tour).

Foster has also served as an Associate Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, where he directed Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Orwell's Animal Farm, Dickens's A Christmas Carol (adapted by Bryony Lavery & Jason Carr), Louise Page's Salonika and Amanda Whittington's Bollywood Jane. He trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield (supported by the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme), where he staged A Chorus Line, Sondheim's Assassins and Shaffer's Amadeus. UK tour productions have included: Tanika Gupta's Great Expectations, Calamity Jane and Coward's A Song at Twilight.

His critically acclaimed production of the Broadway musical Annie recently completed its run at the Piccadilly Theatre, London and at the Mirvish Theatre, Toronto.




Nikolai Foster News

Curve Announces Black History Month Programme 2022 Photo Curve Announces Black History Month Programme 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022

Curve has announced a programme of performances, events and free activities to mark Black History Month this October.

Review: BEAUTIFUL, King's Theatre, Glasgow Photo Review: BEAUTIFUL, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 15, 2022

eautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

GREASE Will End West End Run in Eight Weeks Photo GREASE Will End West End Run in Eight Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022

With only 8 weeks to go, Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, has so far been seen by over 250,000 people in the West End making it the Dominion Theatre's most successful summer run since We Will Rock You. GREASE began previews on 3 May 2022 with an official opening on 17 May 2022. The musical last played the Dominion Theatre 26 years ago, closing in 1996, and was as popular and busy this time round, as it was then. 

Curve Appoints Sita McIntosh as New Chair of Board of Trustees Photo Curve Appoints Sita McIntosh as New Chair of Board of Trustees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Sita McIntosh, former Chief Operating Officer of leading UK theatre website WhatsOnStage, has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Leicester’s Curve theatre.

Me'sha Bryan,  Bree Smith, and More Will Lead the UK Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE Photo Me'sha Bryan, Bree Smith, and More Will Lead the UK Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022

Leicester's Curve theatre and Birmingham Hippodrome have announced the cast of their co-production of acclaimed musical The Color Purple, which is set to tour England and Wales for the first time this autumn thanks to support from Arts Council England's National Lottery Funding.

Review: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, Leicester Curve Photo Review: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, Leicester Curve
by Mickey-Jo Boucher - Jul 21, 2022

Six years after it closed in the West End, the first new staging of Billy Elliot The Musical has opened at the Leicester Curve, made possible by liaison with the original filmmakers. Though it is a bold departure in many ways from the beloved original production, its story endures and continues to resonate strongly with British theatregoers and theatremakers alike.

Photos: Get a First Look at Sally Ann Triplett & More in BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at  Photo Photos: Get a First Look at Sally Ann Triplett & More in BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at Leicester's Curve Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

The first new UK production of Billy Elliot the Musical is now open at Leicester‚Äôs Curve theatre. Directed by Nikolai Foster (A Chorus Line, Sunset Boulevard ‚Äď At Home, West Side Story), the Made at Curve musical is now running until Saturday 20 August. Get a first look at photos here!

Jay McGuiness, Lorna Luft, and More Will Lead the UK Tour of WHITE CHRISTMAS Photo Jay McGuiness, Lorna Luft, and More Will Lead the UK Tour of WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2022

Principal casting has been announced for Made at Curve's production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS touring the UK this winter. The production will star Jay McGuiness as Bob Wallace, Lorna Luft as Martha Watson, Michael Starke as General Waverly and Dan Burton, Jessica Daley and Monique Young returning in their roles as Phil Davis, Betty Haynes and Judy Haynes respectively.

Exclusive Ticket Prices For GREASE: THE MUSICAL Photo Exclusive Ticket Prices For GREASE: THE MUSICAL
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 13, 2022

Get Exclusive Ticket Prices For Grease: The Musical From Just £20! Book by 16 July.

Photos: Jason Donovan and Peter Andre in GREASE in the West End Photo Photos: Jason Donovan and Peter Andre in GREASE in the West End
by Grace Cutler - Jul 6, 2022

Australian star singer and actor Jason Donovan will play Teen Angel at certain performances in a new production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, which plays at the Dominion. Check out photos!

Nikolai Foster Videos

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For BILLY ELLIOT at Curve VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For BILLY ELLIOT at Curve
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming Made at Curve production of Billy Elliot the Musical. Check out all new rehearsal footage here!

VIDEO: All New First Look at GREASE, Opening Tonight on the West End VideoVIDEO: All New First Look at GREASE, Opening Tonight on the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2022

All new video clips have been released for the new West End production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, which has its official opening at the Dominion Theatre tonight, Tuesday 17 May 2022. Previews began on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For BILLY ELLIOT at Curve Leicester VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For BILLY ELLIOT at Curve Leicester
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2022

All new rehearsal footage has been released for Curve's upcoming Made at Curve production of Billy Elliot the Musical.

VIDEO: Olivia Moore Sings 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' From GREASE VideoVIDEO: Olivia Moore Sings 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' From GREASE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2022

All new video has been released of Olivia Moore singing 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' from GREASE. Olivia plays Sandy in the new West End production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Tuesday 17 May 2022, with previews from Tuesday 3 May 2022.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Curve Leicester's SUNSET BOULEVARD Concert VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Curve Leicester's SUNSET BOULEVARD Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 2, 2021

Leicester's Curve theatre is now streaming a virtual version of Sunset Boulevard in Concert.

VIDEO: The Sun Comes Out with ANNIE at the Mirvish Theater! VideoVIDEO: The Sun Comes Out with ANNIE at the Mirvish Theater!
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2018

Performances for ANNIE THE MUSICAL begin tonight, Tuesday April 24 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre! ANNIE is now on stage through June 3, 2018.  

VIDEO: Meet the Orphans of the Mirvish's ANNIE THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Meet the Orphans of the Mirvish's ANNIE THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2018

Performances for ANNIE THE MUSICAL at the Ed Mirvish Theatre begin April 24 and play through June 3, 2018. This new block of tickets will go on sale Saturday March 24, 2018. Meet the orphans in the video below!

BWW TV: Watch The Cast And Audience Members Discuss ANNIE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2017

Nikolai Foster's revival of Annie is currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End. The production stars Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan, Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily.

STAGE TUBE: Young Love Grows in New Trailer for BEAUTIFUL THING UK Tour
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2015

Nikolai Foster's celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing will return to the West End in 2015, playing a limited season at the Arts Theatre where it originally enjoyed sell-out success, from 3 June - 11 July. This London season will be part of an 18 week UK tour, opening in Canterbury last month, then visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Guildford, Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, Cardiff and Brighton. Click below to watch a trailer for the show!

STAGE TUBE: Exclusive Look at Suranne Jones, Zaraah Abrahams and More in West End's BEAUTIFUL THING
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2013

Jonathan Harvey's landmark play Beautiful Thing was captured live during its May 2013 run at the West End's Arts Theatre. Check out the exclusive clip below!