Theatre director

Nicole is a theatre director whose work has been staged at the Young Vic, The Bush Theatre, National Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Recent work includes a production of Glutathione by Winsome Pinnock at the Young Vic (2017) and assistant directing the
critically acclaimed production of The Jungle, “wonderfully humane and illuminating” (Independent), which transferred to the West End at Playhouse Theatre and St Ann's Warehouse.

Nicole most recently directed the acclaimed new play from Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Emiliaat The Globe which has transferred to London's West End at the Vaudeville Theatre. 

"Traditional storytelling conventions are challenged in Nicole Charles’ magnificent production" The Stage 

She was also a finalist for the Genesis Future Director Award 2018 at the Young Vic. 

Before becoming a director Nicole trained as an actress at RADA. Nicole is a mum of two and enjoys a good cup of Yorkshire Gold.




Writer Roy Williams

Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads will be performed
in The Spiegeltent, which will be transformed into a pub setting to create an immersive theatrical experience from 5 October  - 2 November 2019.

Chichester Festival Theatre
Writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

New play about Emilia Bassano, Renaissance poet, mother, and feminist. Transfers to Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End from 8th March - end of June 2019.

Shakespeare's Globe
Writer Phoebe Eclair-Powell
Writer Winsome Pinnock
  • Estella Daniels
  • Petra Lang
  • New play as part of the annual Five Plays at the Young Vic. 

    The Clare @ The Young Vic
    Writer Theresa Ikoko
  • Kaysha Woolery
  • Part of the Black Lives, Black Words International Project & Artistic Directors of The Future.

    Bush Theatre

    Assistant Director

    The Jungle
    Jerwood Assistant Director
    Producer Young Vic & The National Theatre
    Director Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin

    A play about the hopeful, resilient residents of “The Jungle”– just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.

    The Young Vic
    Director Ian Rickson
    Writer Edward Albee
  • Damian Lewis
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Revival of Edward Albee's unlikely classic about a man who falls in love with a goat. 

    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Director Matthew Dunster
  • Maddy Hill
  • Sapphire Joy
  • Okorie Chukwu
  • A new version of Shakespeare's Cymbeline.

    Shakespeare's Globe
    Director Philip Bird
    Writer John Fletcher

    Performance of John Fletcher's tragicomedy as part of the Globe's Read Not Dead series.

    Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe
    Director Caroline Byrne
  • Aoife Duffin
  • Aaron Heffernan
  • Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
  • Production of Shakespeare's classic, transporting the action to the Irish Easter Risings of 1916.

    Shakespeare's Globe
    Producer Parallel Production
    Writer Silva Semerciyan

    Original play. 

    The Young Vic
    Producer Improbable Theatre Company
    Director Lucy Foster
  • Chloé Déchery
  • Lucinka Eisler
  • Simone Kenyon
  • Three women set sail in search of their inner pirate: along the way there are sword fights, theatrical storms and cross dressing aplenty.

    UK Tour 2012