New Theatre Nottingham was founded by Andrew Breakwell and Nick Wood. Our aim is to search for and create exciting theatre that speaks to today’s concerns.
Andrew was the Director of Roundabout and Education at Nottingham Playhouse from 1999 to 2012, prior to that he was Associate Director at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and he has also worked at York Theatre Royal, the Wilde Theatre in Bracknell and at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Andrew has directed over 200 productions including – The Caretaker, The Silver Sword, Tom’s Midnight Garden and Roots.
Nick’s plays include Warrior Square, Mia, Birdboy, My Name is Stephen Luckwell, A Dream of White Horses, Getting Better Slowly and The Underground Man. – Nick began his career as an actor then became a teacher. His last teaching post before he left the profession to write full time was as head of the Expressive Arts faculty at a community college in Nottinghamshire. His commissions include the Crucible, Theatr Iolo, Radio 4, Eastern Angles, and Nottingham Playhouse. His work has been performed extensively in Europe where he has been commissioned by the Thalia Theater, Hamburg, the Hans Otto Theater, Potsdam and Kazaliste Voriovitica in Croatia. He is an RSC Learning Associate.