Associate Director Nicola Samer

Nicola was born in Sydney, Australia and gained her MA Theatre Directing in London (Middlesex University). Training: Russian Academy of Dramatic Arts (Moscow), Directors’ Lab 2010 Lincoln Centre Theatre (New York), Directing at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (Sydney) and working on attachment with the Royal Opera House (London).

Directing: UK Premiere of Brendan Cowell’s RUBEN GUTHRIE (IronBark, New Wimbledon Studio); COLLISION, by Amy Abrahams, Jaimie Griffiths, Tom Morton-Smith & Silva Semerciyan (Eyebrow Productions, Latitude & Bestival); Steven Luke Walker’s LITTLE WOMEN, In Concert (Playhouse Theatre, West End); Tanika Gupta’s SORRY, Kenneth Emson’s SOUTH AUSTRALIA and Melissa Bubnic’s KEEPING THE UK SAFE (IronBark’s THEATRE ASHES, Latitude); Sophie Reynold’s THE EDGE, Corinne Salisbury’s MAMAN (Theatre503); Kenneth Emson’s LOYALTY CARDS and Daniel Kanaber’s BIGGER THAN ME (Eyebrow Productions); Bock, Sheldon, Harnick’s & Stein’s FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Cambridge Arts Theatre); THE 52 SHOW (Leicester Square Theatre); Elena Penga’s WHO ARE OUR NEW FRIENDS? (Theatre Lab); Jay Tayloe’s CAN I GET A KISS FROM DAISY? (Old Vic, reading); Strindberg’s MISS JULIE (Sterts Theatre, Cornwall); Justin Martin’s SCENES OF A MASSACRE (Custard Factory, Birmingham); Albert Atta’s THE LAST DAYS OF EMPIRE (Pleasance, London) and Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST (New Theatre, Sydney).

Other credits: Revival Director FIGARO, by Portugal (Bampton Classical Opera, Buxton Festival); Associate Director THE LADYKILLERS (West End), FLASHDANCE (West End), GREAT EXPECTATIONS (English Touring Theatre & Watford Palace), MY FAIR LADY (Bronowski Productions, Malaysia, Singapore & Cyprus), THE ITALIAN GIRL IN LONDON (Bampton Classical Opera); KES (Liverpool Everyman Playhouse); UK tours of ASPECTS OF LOVE and THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK; SOUND OF MUSIC (UK Tour), FOLLIES (London Palladium); DANCING AT LUGHNASA (New Theatre, Sydney), EUGENE ONEGIN (British Youth Opera, Peacock Theatre), A FAMILY AFFAIR (Arcola Theatre).

Nicola is co-founder of IronBark, presenting Australian Theatre in the UK.