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CV- Nik Partridge

Organisational Roles Held:

Head of Directing, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School- 2021-Present

JMK Director Practitioner- Wiltshire Creative, Nuffield Theatres and Reading Rep, 2018-2022

Creative Associate and Creative Producer- The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath, 2020-2021

Staff Associate Director- Theatre Royal Plymouth- 2016-2018

Director-in-Residence- Tobacco Factory Theatres- 2014-2015


The Little Prince, adapted by Toby Thompson (The Egg)

Recent Credits as Director: 

This House by James Graham (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School)

Midnight Mole (The Egg, 2022-24)

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirigis (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School)

The New Adventures Of Snow Mouse  (Travelling Light/The Egg, National Tour, 2016-2024)

Previous Credits Include:


Rapunzel by Annie Siddons (The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath)

Our Church by Marietta Kirkbride (The Watermill Theatre)

The Borrowers, adapted by and developed with Bea Roberts (Tobacco Factory Theatres)

Tory Boyz by James Graham (Falmouth University)

Messenger by Martin Bonger (in development)

All Your Gold by Miriam Battye (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

THEY devised by the company (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

Love and Information by Caryl Churchill (Plymouth Conservatoire- Plymouth University and Theatre Royal Plymouth)

The Blue Road by Laura Lomas (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

thank you for the tragedy (Bristol Old Vic Ferment)    

Infinity Pool by Bea Roberts (Edinburgh Festival & National Tour)     

Northanger Abbey adapted by Toby Hulse (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School)         

I-dentity by Rider Shafique (Strike-A-Light)                   

St Joan of the Stockyards by Bertolt Brecht (Bristol Old Vic Young Company)                    

Our Town by Thornton Wilder (the egg, Theatre Royal Bath)                    

Trip the Light Fantastic by Miriam Battye (Theatre West & Bristol Old Vic)

140 Million Miles by Adam Peck  (Traverse, Oran Mor & Tobacco Factory Theatres)

Salt in the Sugar Jar by Nikesh Shula (Mayfest, MAYK & Theatre Bristol)                  

Bruises by Kieran Hurley (Royal Court)                         

Infinite Lives by Chris Goode (Tobacco Factory Theatres)     

Coastal Defences by Tom Philips (Theatre West)                        

Hail! by Ray Scannell (Galway International Arts Festival)

Stacy by Jack Thorne (Edinburgh Festival & Tour)                       

Bluebird by Simon Stephens (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)


Education, Facilitation and Outreach: 

Nik has directed and taught at drama schools and universities, including Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Falmouth University and Plymouth University. 


He has extensive experience as a facilitator and practitioner, leading workshops for Bristol Old Vic, National Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Theatre Royal Bath, Travelling Light, Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Firebird Theatre and the Prince’s Trust. 


Nik was a National Theatre Connections Director from 2016-2018. 

Credits as Associate Director:

Hetty Feather (dir. Sally Cookson, West End & National Tour- Kenny Wax Productions)

Macbeth (Filter Theatre)

We’re here because we're here  (National Theatre/Bristol Old Vic/14-18 NOW) 

Credits as Assistant Director:

101 Dalmatians (dir. Sally Cookson, Travelling Light/Tobacco Factory Theatres)

Banksy: The Room in the Elephant by Tom Wainwright (dir. Emma Callander, National Tour)

The Last Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor (dir. Craig Edwards, Travelling Light/Tobacco Factory Theatres)

The Legend of King Arthur (dir. Damian Cruden, York Theatre Royal)

The Last Days of Mankind (dir. John Retallack & Toby Hulse, Bristol Old Vic)

Rehearsed Readings/Stagings: 

Messenger by Martin Bonger (Wiltshire Creative/Bike Shed, Exeter)

Drekly by Sam Parker (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

Little Waves by Theo Scholefield (Brisol Old Vic Ferment)        

i could sleep in your arms by Niki Orfanou (Tobacco Factory Theatres)      

G.L.O.R.Y by Chris Urch (Canal Café Theatre)    



Nik has written for the Guardian on the importance of regional support for artists.


He has facilitated talks and discussions at Bristol Old Vic, Mayfest and Theatre Royal Plymouth. 

Awards and Qualifications:

Recipient of the Equity John Fernald Award

BBC Performing Arts Fellow 2014

MA Directing (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) 

BA English (Exeter University)

Nik is a member of SDUK. 

2010 - present

2010 - present

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