Nick Hutchison
Actor   Director   Lecturer
Spotlight no: 2327

Nick Hutchison, (c) 2015


Nick Hutchison is a director, actor, and lecturer. A resident of Suffolk, his work covers television, film, theatre, voice-over and radio, working for the BBC, ITV, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, and Shakespeare's Globe.

Nick is currently directing two"lehrstucke" by Brecht for RADA: Lindbergh's Flight and The Baden-Baden Lesson on Consent. Prior to that he was directing scenes from Love's Labour's Lost on the Globe stage for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; he devised and directed Noël Coward's Christmas Spirits at the St James' Theatre studio for a critically acclaimed sell out run in December, a rehearsed reading of Jonson's Every Man in his Humour at the new Sam Wanamaker Theatre, starring Stanley Wells; and The Two Noble Kinsmen for RADA.

Nick has recently directed a charity gala performance of Never Such Innocence at Australia House, an evening of poetry, prose and music from WWI with John Julius Norwich and Tim McInnerny in the cast; he directed As You Like It and Twelfth Night at the McCoy Theater in Memphis Tennessee, (nominated for 9 Ostrander Awards); Wilton's Vintage Christmas at Wilton's Music Hall in London (Time Out 4*); The Winter's Tale and All's Well That Ends Well for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at the Globe; Lady Windemere's Fan for Mountview Academy and The Merry Wives of Windsor for RADA. He has directed The Taming of the Shrew at Wilton's, Much Ado About Nothing for the Folger Theatre in Washington DC, Crimes of the Heart in London, and Love's Labour's Lost, Much Ado About Nothing and The Importance of Being Earnest for the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia. More directing >>

As an actor he played John in the movie About A Boy and Barry in Golden Years with Ricky Gervais on Channel 4; Pinworth in the movie Restoration and the lead in Little Big Mouth for ITV. He appeared in Miss Potter with Renee Zellwegger, Who Gets the Dog? with Kevin Whately for ITV, and in Vent on Radio 4. More acting >>

Nick is Course Director of the RCS's MA Residency at the Globe, Course Director for Case Western Reserve University's Residency at RADA, and Co-director of RADA's Shakespeare Summer School. He is also an Associate Teacher at RADA, and was Dean of BADA's Midsummer in London Programme.

He was for six years an assessor for the National Theatre's Connections Programme; he is a judge of the ESU's Shakespeare on the Platform competition, he is on RADA's audition panels, and is a Chair of the Accreditation Panel of DramaUK.

In Summer 2014 he had an article, co-written with actor/academic Donald Jellerson, published in The Shakespeare Bulletin, about character in Twelfth Night, which they are expanding into a book.

Nick lectures on Shakespeare for Shakespeare's Globe in London; Jacobean Theatre and the Restoration for LAMDA and RADA, and for the University of Cambridge Summer School; and on Drama, Drama History, Shakespeare, and the Restoration for colleges and universities from Germany to Texas, from Oxford to Los Angeles. More lectures >>

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