Industry Talks is a new musical theatre podcast focusing on the industry professionals that play a pivotal part in getting a musical from page to stage.
On this week’s episode, we speak to theatre choreographer and director Nick Winston.
We speak about all aspects of Nick’s career from training at Laine Theatre Arts to becoming a professional dancer. We speak about a variety of shows from Cats to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
We learn more about what it is like for Nick to work on such shows as Fame and The Wedding Singer. Nick also tells us what makes a good company member.
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0:00 – 3:54 – Nick takes us back to the very beginning of when he started dancing at the age of 4. We speak about early shows and then training at Laine Theatre Arts. We speak about his early professional career and working in Rep.
3:55 – 12:19 – We speak about Nick’s first professional role which was working on Andrew Lloyd’s Webber Cats in Germany for two years. Nick then tells us about the transition from dancer to choreography. We learn about the balance between being a director and choreographer.
12:20 – 22:44 – Nick tells us more about working on Fame which is currently on a UK Tour before heading to London. Nick takes us through the process of directing and choreographing this iconic music.
22:45 – 25:59 – We ask Nick what makes a good company member and advice he has for people in the industry.
26:00 – 34:29 – Nick tells us about the shows he would still like to work on including Disney’s Aida and we also speak Nick’s time working with Disney. We also speak about Loserville at the Garrick Theatre.
34:30 -37:01 – We ask Nick what is one of his favourites parts of the show process and how he would sum career to date.