Nick Field

Nick Field makes contemporary performance that is playfully shaped, sharply observed and meticulously crafted.

His writing and performance is characterised by a searing honesty, a drive to explore and question, and delight in the possibilities of creating. Nick's work is shot through with lyrical realism, a comedic eye for the absurd and an irrepressibly satiric ear, and it has played both with the epic in the everyday and the personal relevance in the extraordinary. His performances are beguiling, warm, funny and searching, and will often involve music and movement scores, and usually involve stories, but definitely involve words; devastatingly gorgeous ones at that.

Nick has had plays commissioned and produced by leading theatre companies including The Royal Court, Paines Plough and Theatre Royal, Plymouth. He has taken his work to major events, venues and festivals internationally including Soho Theatre, The Royal Festival Hall, Latitude Festival and Kulturhussett, Stockholm.

In May 2011 Nick premiered his first full length show The Cosmos, The Cosmetics at Brighton Fringe Festival, and took it to Stockholm Fringe Festival in August 2011. It then went on a national tour to venues including The Albany, Ovalhouse and Oxford Playhouse. In 2012 he was commissioned to make a work-in-progress solo piece by The Nightingale Theatre, Brighton and Ovalhouse for the Pinkfringe project Mauve New World. In 2013 his second full solo production Adventure/Misadventure played for 3 weeks at Ovalhouse, where he was also Artistic Associate. The show has since toured to Latitude Festival and was selected for Stockholm Fringe Festival. In 2015 he toured a one to one piece, Be My Friend, with Forest Fringe to Latitude Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also presented a new work in progress piece I Show You a Mirror as part of the Forest Fringe 2015 Edinburgh programme. His third solo show Work Play toured in 2016.

Nick was Writer in Residence at Keats House during the summer of 2011. He was based at the beautiful Hampstead home of John Keats and produced new work for an anthology and gave performances for visitors.
In 2011 his work was published in the Keats House anthology 'Writ in Water'. In 2012 The Coffee House Journal ran a special feature on his work and two specially commisioned pieces, a poem and a short story, has featured in Trespass Magazine. Further commissions include Love Map for Apples and Snakes, performed at Latitude Festival and the Southbank Centre. In 2015 he was Artist in Residence at London Metropolitan Archives for a major arts engagement project entitled 'Streetlife London' for which he produced a new collection of poetic works inspired by archival items, entitled Cries of London, digital arts works, performances and a series of creative writing workshops. In 2015 he was also an artist in residence in schools across London for a City of London project using the work of medieval scribes as inspiration to develop young people's creative writing skills and engagement.

Nick is an experienced and inspiring tutor, educator and workshop faciliator, specialising in creative writing, theatre making, performance skills and creative technique. His education projects haveincluding a series of workshops in creative writing and cross practice for Ideas Tap, performance workshops for The Southbank Centre, and a masterclass in solo performance making for Apples and Snakes. He is a regular tutor at City Lit and a mentor for emerging artists.

A published photographer, Nick is one half of Field and McGlynn; a bespoke one stop shop for stunning artist photography, with renowned fashion photographer Holly McGlynn. Field & McGlynn created the artist photography viewable on this website.

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'Nick Field's inventive and compelling story-telling style is a pleasure to watch. His work is thought provoking and funny with a warm lyricism that captivates the audience.'
Rebecca Atkinson-Lord (Artistic Director, Ovalhouse)

As a writer and a creative talent, Nick Field has a gift' (One Stop Arts)

''Nick Field utilises beautiful language and an endearing stage presence to tell a story that is personal, honest and heartfelt'' (The Guardian blog review of The Cosmos, The Cosmetics)

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