I am a director and playwright from Glasgow.
I make new work led by text and music which explores obsession, sensuality and sexual relationships.
I am the Artistic Director of Heroes Theatre, a contemporary writing company who have performed in fields, festivals, pools, pubs and stages across Scotland.
Recent work includes the UK tour of my debut play, One Life Stand, which explores sex and intimacy in the digital age with the award-winning Middle Child, developing a spoken word show with poet Hannah Lavery for National Theatre of Scotland and Tron Creative, and a punk theatre poem celebrating teen grrl friendships and fish (GUTTERED).
As an Assistant Director, I’ve worked with Orla O'Loughlin at the Traverse (What Girls Are Made Of), Wils Wilson and Janice Parker (The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other), and David Greig at The Lyceum, Edinburgh (Glory on Earth), and Andy Arnold at The Tron, Glasgow (Cock).
I've been supported in creating new performance projects by MGC Futures, National Theatre of Scotland and the Tom McGrath Trust.
If you'd like to be pals, I run a social play reading group, co-edit a fanzine of new Scottish playwriting and co-ordinate a peer review writing group. hmu.
MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME)
One Life Stand
Written by Eve Nicol
Music by James Frewer and Honeyblood
When we can have sex whenever, however and with whomever we want, why settle for a regular relationship? With the promise of fresh excitement just a swipe away, is Kat’s long-term relationship really her lifelong dream?
Produced by Middle Child
26-27 Sep – Theatr Clwyd, Mold | TICKETS
28 Sep – New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth | TICKETS
29 Sep – Cast, Doncaster | TICKETS
8-9 Oct – The North Wall, Oxford | TICKETS
10 Oct – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield | TICKETS
11 Oct – The Arts Centre, Hounslow | TICKETS
12 Oct – Home Nightclub, Lincoln | TICKETS
13 Oct – Canada Water Theatre, London | TICKETS
20 Oct – The Lowry, Salford | TICKETS
We Interrupt This Programme
Written by The DM Collective
57 channels and nothin’ on,” as Bruce Springsteen once sang. There’s no escaping the media, but in an era of ‘Fake News’, tabloid sensationalism and mass distraction how do often do we stop and question what we’re being told? Who gets to decide what’s news and to what end?
After their previous sell-out shows at Oran Mor, The DM Collective – comprised of Scotland’s most vibrant and confrontational playwrights and performers – are back to tell it like it is in their new comedy/musical/polemical spectacular, We Interrupt This Programme. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll throw a brick through your television set.
5 - 10 Nov - Oran Mor | TICKETS
Talk Show - Cyrano de Bergerac
Panel includes Liz Lochhead, Christopher Whyte, Eve Nicol and Kathryn Joseph
Fresh insight, music and ideas from unexpected places.
The Lyceum invites artists, authors and thinkers to come and watch a show with us. Hosted by David Greig, they take to the stage to share their response to the themes of the play with our audiences. Expect ideas, insight and stimulation through short talks, song, music, poetry and conversation.
26 Oct - Lyceum, Edinburgh
“Here is to every bad decision that led us here!”
Newlyweds El and Ben are on the trip of a lifetime when their Air BnB retreat pitches them in the driveway of El’s teenage idol.
Across Californian desert, Caledonian wilderness and glasses of crap wine, the lives of two young couples intertwine. One wants to bury their past. The other has bones to pick.
When we put a price on everything, who has ownership over the music that moulds us? Can we separate the base behaviour of the artist from the transcendental art they produce?
"This year's Fringe surely bares few more evocative reflections of life as a British twenty something in 2018."
★★★★ The Scotsman on One Life Stand
"Few shows have captured the conflicting emotions evoked by dating apps and social media. None has done it as stylishly as this."
★★★★ The Stage on One Life Stand
"There’s a deep artistry here and a searing vividness of imagination that leaves audiences shocked and subtly changed."
★★★★ The Scotsman on The Pitchfork Disney
“The skill of Eve Nicol’s production is in harnessing her cast’s fine performances of them into one flowing coherent whole”
★★★★ The Herald on The Pitchfork Disney
COME, BEEN AND GONE*
*clicking on images will take you to blog posts about the production