Nicholas Beeby has spent his life working in theatre, predominantly in London, prior to teaching, which he started 13 years ago. He started his directing career at university, establishing a theatre company and directing George Bernard Shaw’s Candida, Noel Coward’s Design for Living and Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing. In Brighton, he ran a youth theatre and directed the Bristol Old Vic’s version of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Brecht’s Good Woman of Setzuan and Michael Gow’s 17 as part of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival. He comes to us from Hurstpierpoint College, where he successfully built a thriving Drama department, directing a range of productions from Miss Saigon, Evita and Les Misérables to King Lear (which toured to Beijing and Shanghai), Amadeus and Arabian Nights. He has a great deal of experience of working with Dance, from studying ballet, tap and contemporary himself, to directing dance and choreography.
He holds a BA (Hons) in French from Roehampton, is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and he is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketers.