Nick Coyle

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Nick Coyle is a writer, director and performer internationally renowned for his one-person shows which he regularly performs at Melbourne Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Nick also writes plays for actors other than himself.

Nick’s play THE FEATHER IN THE WEB premiered at The Griffin Theatre Company as part of their 2018 season. In 2017 Nick’s one-man show QUEEN OF WOLVES played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival followed by a season at The Hen and Chickens in London. QUEEN OF WOLVES also had seasons at 107 Projects and Giant Dwarf in Sydney. Nick’s previous Edinburgh Fringe Festival solo show NICK COYLE’S GUIDED MEDITATION also played at Det Andre Teatret in Norway, The Invisible Dot in London and The Union Hall in New York. Nick has written and is directing a 6-part web series, SARAH’S CHANNEL, with ABC iview, which is scheduled for production in December 2018.

Nick’s solo show DOUBLE TRIBUTE had sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as Sydney, Melbourne and The Invisible Dot in London. BLUE WIZARD was awarded the 2013 FBi SMAC (Sydney Music, Arts and Culture) Award for Best On Stage by the Sydney radio station. It premiered at PACT as part of the Tiny Stadiums Festival and was then re-staged at Belvoir in association with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in the 2015 season. ME PREGNANT! was awarded the Powerhouse Outstanding Comedy Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2011.

Nick’s play for children, UH OH TONY premiered at the Bondi Pavilion in 2013 and toured regional NSW in 2014 through Critical Stages. Previously Nick wrote and directed shows including KITTENBONE BRIDGE at Sydney Theatre Company, HAMMERHEAD at Griffin Theatre Company and ROMMY at the Old Fitz in Sydney. He performed and recorded his radio play BATFEET at 107 Projects in front of a live audience for FBi Radio.

Nick created and co-hosted the radio show VERSUS on FBi radio for three years.

Nick founded comedy group Pig Island with Claudia O’Doherty and Charlie Garber in the early noughties and they garnered critical acclaim for their shows; winning the Golden Gibbo at the MICF in 2007.

“In a generation of minimalists, Coyle is a maximalist” TIME OUT SYDNEY