Nick Winston

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Nick Winston is an internationally renowned English stage director and choreographer working in theatre, opera and television.

His extensive credits include: stage director and choreographer for The Royal Variety Performance 2017 (London Palladium/ ITV); choreographer for Shakespeare Live! From The RSC (BBC); Sondheim at 80 (Royal Albert Hall / BBC) the West End musicals, Annie (Piccadilly Theatre) and Loserville (Garrick Theatre) and directing and choreographing the 2017 U.K. tour of The Wedding Singer.

Nick Winston trained at the Royal Academy of Dance and Laine Theatre Arts. He appeared in the Musicals, Cats; Beauty & The Beast; Chicago, Fosse; West Side Story; The Boyfriend and Kiss Me, Kate, before becoming one of the U.K.s leading Director/Choreographers.

In 2016 Nick Winston was appointed as Associate Artist of Curve Theatre, Leicester.


Director and choreographer[edit]

  • Guys & Dolls (Kilworth Theatre 2018)
  • The Royal Variety Performance 2017 (London Palladium/ ITV)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream ( & adaptation; Curve Theatre 2017)
  • The Wedding Singer (U.K. Tour 2017)
  • Bugsy Malone (Curve Theatre - Broadway World nomination: Best Director, Best Choreographer, Best Regional Production)
  • Flash Mob (Peacock Theatre & U.K. tour)
  • Let's Dance Again! (Royal Festival Hall)
  • Sleeping Beauty (Kings Theatre, Glasgow 2017)
  • Robin Hood (Mayflower, Southampton 2016)
  • Dick McWhittington (His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen 2016)
  • Peter Pan (His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen 2015)
  • My Fair Ladies (Prince Of Wales)
  • Can You Keep a Secret (Trafalgar Studios)
  • Ain’t Misbehavin' (Harrogate Theatre)
  • Tomorrow Morning (New End Theatre)
  • Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance (U.K. Tour)
  • Grease (Kenwood House)
  • Dirty Dancing in Concert (International tour)
  • Another Kind Of Magic (Arena tour, Scandinavia)
  • Dick Whittington (Orchard Theatre)
  • Cinderella (Royal & Derngate)
  • Cinderella (Hayes)
  • Snow White (Hayes)
  • Aladdin (Royal & Derngate)
  • Cinderella (Hastings)


  • Chess (Denmark 2018)
  • The Pajama Game (Japan 2017)
  • Annie (Piccadilly Theatre, West End)
  • Grease (Curve Theatre / Dubai)
  • Legally Blonde (Curve Theatre / South Korea - - Broadway World nomination: Best Choreographer )
  • Kiss Me, Kate (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris)
  • Annie (UK Tour - Broadway World nomination: Best Choreographer))
  • Flashdance (Switzerland)
  • Little Shop Of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse - Broadway World nomination: Best Choreographer)
  • White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse - Broadway World nomination: Best Choreographer)
  • Calamity Jane (Watermill Theatre & National Tour - Broadway World nomination: Best Choreographer)
  • Kiss Me, Kate (Theatre Dortmund)
  • Water Babies (Curve Theatre)
  • A-Z of Mrs P (Southwark Playhouse)
  • Sweeney Todd (Royal Exchange & West Yorkshire Playhouse)
  • To Sir With Love (Royal & Derngate & National Tour)
  • Loserville (Garrick Theatre, West End & West Yorkshire Playhouse - Olivier Award nomination: Best New Musical, Broadway World nomination: Best Choreographer)
  • Moses The 10 Commandments (World Premiere, Theatre St Gallen)
  • I Dreamed A Dream (national tour, LPA Award: Best Musical)
  • Horrid Henry: Live and Horrid! (West End and tour)
  • The Band Wagon (Sadler’s Wells)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Royal Festival Hall)
  • Elaine Paige in concert (Royal Festival Hall and tour)
  • Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
  • A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse)
  • Crash (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
  • Death of a Salesman (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
  • Merrily We Roll Along (Clywd Theatr Cymru)
  • Sugar (Pimlico Opera)
  • Follies (Royal Theatre, Northampton - Theatregoers’ Choice Award and Theatrical Management Association Award nomination for Best Musical)
  • Love Story (Minerva Theatre, Chichester)
  • The Cherry Orchard (Birmingham Rep)
  • Dancing at Lughnasa (Birmingham Rep)
  • Cling to Me Like Ivy (Birmingham Rep)
  • Fings Ain’t Wot They Used t’Be (Union Theatre, Whatsonstage. com Theatregoers’ Choice Award nomination for Best Musical Revival)
  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Tabard Theatre)
  • Stepping Out, The Mountaintop (Derby Playhouse)
  • Alfie (Watford Palace)
  • Out There (Riverside Studios)
  • Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest (Guilford Shakespeare Company)
  • Putting It Together (Harrogate Theatre)
  • The Fantasticks (Harrogate Theatre)
  • Bouncers (Harrogate Theatre)
  • Side by Side by Sondheim (Harrogate Theatre)
  • The Thing About Men (Kings Head Theatre)
  • Let Us Fly (Kings Head Theatre)
  • Forbidden City (Esplanade Theatre, Singapore)
  • A Twist Of Fate (Esplanade Theatre, Singapore)
  • The Snow Queen (Esplanade Theatre, Singapore)
  • Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Guernsey)
  • By Jeeves (UK Tour)
  • Tell Me on a Sunday starring Claire Sweeney (UK Tour)
  • Eden End (UK Tour)
  • Hormonal Housewives (UK Tour)
  • The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (national tours).


  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opera North/Sadler’s Wells/Chemnitz Opera/Minnesota Opera/Moscow—RPS nomination: Best Opera)
  • Il Turco in Italia (Garsington Opera)
  • Kiss Me Kate (Bonn Opera)
  • Benzin (Chemnitz Opera)
  • Fortunio (Grange Park Opera)
  • The Cunning Little Vixen (Ryedale Festival).
  • Sweeney Todd (La Monnaie)

Television and film[edit]

  • The Royal Variety Performance 2017 (Stage Director & Choreographer, ITV, The London Palladium)
  • Shakespeare Live!From The RSC (BBC2, RSC BAFTA nomination: Live Entertainment)
  • Sondheim at 80 (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall)
  • High School Dance (E4)
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opus Arte)
  • Music videos for Bob the Builder (Universal).

Corporate work[edit]

  • Dubai World Cup (Dubai)
  • Redken (Astoria, London)
  • Paul Mitchell (London and Paris)
  • Moroccan Oil (London)

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