Teacher, Academic, Researcher

Nicholas Holden
I like making theatre, teaching theatre, and writing about theatre.

My Research Interests Include:
  • Contemporary Theatre-making

  • The Royal Court Theatre

  • Musical Theatre

  • Alistair McDowall

  • Theatre History

  • Live and Performance Art
I am a teacher, academic, and researcher currently working at the University of Lincoln, UK.

I trained in Musical Theatre at the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts with a focus on singing and the Estill Voice Training method. From here, I worked as an Actor, Singer, and Dancer for film and theatre across the UK and USA. I have a degree in Drama from the University of Lincoln (2012) and a Master's degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from King's College, London (2013). 

In 2014, I was awarded a three-year PhD Scholarship by the University of Lincoln. My current research is focussed on the history of the Royal Court Young Peoples' Theatre and its development into the Young Writers' Programme (for further information on this research, please see the publications section). My thesis, which is provisionally titled: 'Building the Engine Room: A Study of the Royal Court Young Peoples' Theatre and its developemt in to the Young Writers' Programme', is due for completion in 2017. At Lincoln, I teach on modules concerning performance theory, musical theatre, and site-specific performance. Previously, I have worked as a teaching affiliate within the Department of English at the University of Nottingham.