Nick Coyle

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Nick Coyle is a writer, director and performer renowned for one-person shows. His regular seasons at Melbourne Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival have created a cult-like following for his work. 

Nick is the creator, writer and director of a six-part web series, SARAH’S CHANNEL, scheduled for release in 2019. This series stars Nick’s frequent collaborator Claudia O’Doherty.

Nick’s play THE FEATHER IN THE WEB had its world premiere at The Griffin Theatre Company in 2018. This is a play Nick wrote for five actors.

Nick’s one-man show QUEEN OF WOLVES played at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and had a sold out season at The Soho Theatre in London afterwards before moving to Sydney at 107 Projects and Giant Dwarf.

Another Edinburgh Fringe Festival solo show, NICK COYLE’S GUIDED MEDITATION, played at Det Andre Teatret in Norway, The Invisible Dot in London and The Union Hall in New York in 2016.

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 re-staged at Belvoir in association with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2015 .

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 (IS DEAD) 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 and audience acclaim for their shows. They won the Golden Gibbo at the MICF in 2007. Their shows SIMPLY FANCY, THE GLASS BOAT and OCTOBER’S SAPPHIRE remain vivid in the memories of those that saw them.

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