Nicholas has over 40 years’ experience of directing fights in theatre, opera, ballet, television and film. The British theatre companies for whom he has worked include Royal National Theatre; RSC; Manchester Royal Exchange; Renaissance Theatre Company, Chichester Festival Theatre, Leeds Playhouse; Derby playhouse and Birmingham Rep. In this century he has been more focussed on Opera work and his role as Head of the Acting & Stage Combat course at E15 Acting School from which he recently retired.
His work in Opera includes: Betrothal in a Monastery, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Otello, Carmen, Giulio Cesare, Don Giovanni, Tristan & Isolde, Tangier Tattoo and Hamlet for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Other Houses he has worked for include English National Opera, Opera North, Royal Opera House, Opera de Lille; Opera Vest in Bergen, Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, Opera de Lausanne and the Goteborg Opera.