Nigel studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London under the direction of Mr. Ralf Jago and Stewart Pearce and technical Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick.
Since graduating Nigel has had the privilege to work with some of the industries great actors, directors and producers including Maximilian Schell, Mathew Modine, Liliane Montevecchi, Neve Campbell and James Fox and under the direction of Robert Altman, Kevin Spacey, Tommy Tune and Tony Kaye.
Nigel Francis Productions was formed in 2008 to produce the Frankfurt premiere of the Broadway musical 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' which re-opened the Old English Theatre after seven years, receiving great critical acclaim and going on to play various theatre's in the Hessen region including sell out performances at the Neues Theater, Höchst.
In 2013 the company produced Justin Butcher' 'The Seven White Masks of Scaramouche Jones' at the International Theatre, Frankfurt, transferring to the UK in 2014. Also in 2014 the company produced their production of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham. Other productions include BAFTA award winning writer Geoff Thompson's 'Fragile' which opened at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving Five Star reviews and transferring to the Kings Head Theatre, London in 2015. 'Fragile' will receive it's German premiere in Frankfurt in 2016.
Nigel's Theatre Credits include Leonato & Margaret in 'Much ado about Nothing' (London & UK National Tour) Hedwig in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' (Old English Theatre, Frankfurt, Germany and OJS Theatre, Birmingham) Scaramouche Jones in 'The Seven White Masks of Scaramouche Jones' (International Theatre, Frankfurt & UK National Tour) 'One' in 'Fragile' (Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and the Kings Head Theatre, London) Duke Frederick in 'As you like It' (Drayton Theatre, London).
Soldier in Arthur Millers 'Resurrection Blues' (Old Vic Theatre, London) Puck in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' (Drayton Theatre, London) Emcee in 'Cabaret' (English Theatre Company, Frankfurt, Germany) Frantz in the British premier of 'Strange Domain' (Canal Café Theatre, London) Joe in the original London cast of 'The Last Session' (Acorn Studio, Hackney Empire, London) Kurt in the original West End production of 'Grand Hotel' (Dominion Theatre, London) Johnny Casino in 'Grease' (Cambridge Theatre, London) Wayne AKA Crash Cadillac in the West End production of 'Joey and Gina’s Wedding' (London) Ethan in 'The Full Monty' (UK National Tour) Ritchie Valens in 'Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story' (London & UK National Tour) Frank ‘n’ Furter in 'The Rocky Horror Show' (European Tour) Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' (UK National Tour) Digga in Willy Russell’s 'Our Day Out' (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, UK) Rick in 'A Slice of Saturday Night' (English Theatre, Frankfurt).
"The audience welcomed Hedwig like a Rock Star"
Frankfurter Neue Presse
"This Hedwig tore everyone from their seats"
"Over two hours, Nigel Francis penetrates your soul"
Frankfurter Neue Presse
"The audience becomes easily acquainted with Hedwig, brilliantly played by Nigel Francis"
Journal Portal Germany