Stewart Nicholls


Stewart Nicholls


Stewart  Nicholls
Stewart is a Director, Choreographer and Author.


Direction and Choreography includes: SNOW WHITE- Richmond Qdos, ME AND THE GIRLS National Tour, SNOW WHITE- Wycombe Swan/Qdos, A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN- National Tour/Zedel/St. James, ALADDIN, starring Paul Nicholas, Sheila Ferguson and Jaymi Hensley and JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, starring Simon Webbe and Ashleigh & Pudsey- Royal and Derngate Northampton/Qdos, BUMBLESCRATCH, starring Darren Day, Jessica Martin and Michael Xavier- Adelphi, BAR MITZVAH BOY- Gatehouse, CINDERELLA, starring Gareth Gates- Crewe Lyceum/Qdos, LOVE BIRDS- Pleasance Edinburgh, BUSINESS AS USUAL- a devised piece commissioned by Everyman Cheltenham, JEWISH LEGENDS- Radlett/Gatehouse, FREE AS AIR- Finborough, SALAD DAYS and THE BIOGRAPH GIRL- London College of Music, Ivor Novello’s GAY’S THE WORD, starring Sophie-Louise Dann- Jermyn Street/Finborough, DOROTHY SQUIRES: MRS. ROGER MOORE- White Bear/2012 Edinburgh Festival, ROBIN HOOD, CINDERELLA, ALADDIN, ROBINSON CRUSOE, SLEEPING BEAUTY AND JACK AND BEANSTALK- Hall For Cornwall/Hiss & Boo.

Stewart has also directed and choreographed at various drama schools including Arts Educational, Guildford School of Acting and London College of Music.  He has also staged two shows on the QEII and undertaken musical theatre workshops including MERMAN'S APPRENTICE, starring Kim Criswell and IN THE RED starring Peter Polycarpou. 

Choreography/Musical Staging includes:  IOLANTHE, PRINCESS IDA AND THE MIKADO - National Tour/ Buxton Opera House, COWARDY CUSTARD, starring Kit and the Widow and Dillie Keen- National Tour, NOEL AND GERTIE- The Cockpit Theatre, Kelly Brook’s tap-routine for the short film IN THE MOOD and Tim Rice’s revival of BLONDEL- Pleasance Theatre, London. 

Chat Shows:  Stewart co-ordinated chat shows at the Edinburgh Festival: LUNCH WITH CHRISTINE AND NEIL HAMILTON (2006 – 2008), Victor Spinetti’s A VERY PRIVATE DIARY (2007), Hardeep Singh Kolhi’s CHAT MASALA (2010) and HIGH-JINKS WITH THE HAMILTONS (2011) and Lady Colin Campbell's A CUP OF TEA WITH LADY C (2016) 

Direction of ‘Forgotten’ British Musicals’:  Stewart is a leading archivist of British Musical Theatre: Directing and Choreographing LOVE ON THE DOLE, POPKISS and Noël Coward’s SAIL AWAY (his restored version is published by Warner/Chappell Music), A GIRL CALLED JO (for which he revised the script), FOLLOW THAT GIRL, ZIP GOES A MILLION, VANITY FAIR, THE AMAZONS (which he also restored), GRAB ME A GONDOLA, GAY'S THE WORD, FREE AS AIR AND ANN VERONICA.   

Recordings:  Original Cast CDs have been recorded of many of Stewart’s productions:  BUMBLESCRATCH, LOVE BIRDS AND A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN (Sim G Records), FREE AS AIR, GAY'S THE WORD and OVER MY SHOULDER (JAY Records), VANITY FAIR and ZIP GOES MILLION (Bayview records) and he co‑produced the CD of THE AMAZONS which was nominated for a Grammy Award (Must Close Saturday Records). 

Lecturing and Writing:  Stewart has lectured on the history, direction and choreography of musical theatre, is archivist for British Musical Theatre writers David Heneker, Julian Slade and George Posford, is an Honorary member of the Noël Coward Society.