Nigel began his career in London, where he was director of Trickster Theatre, worked at the National Theatre, and founded the London Festival of New Circus and the London International Workshop Festival. He received a Greater London Arts Award for outstanding contribution to London’s Arts. Moving to Australia he directed Tin Symphony for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony. He went on to direct Opening and Closing ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games, Pacific Games, World Expo, two European Capitol of Cultures, multiple events for Australian Festivals. Nigel’s theatre work has toured the world extensively. Productions have included All of Me, Wake Baby, Clearance, The Theft of Sita, Wrong Skin and Honour Bound, his work about David Hicks and Guantanamo, which won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Main Stage Production. Nigel has received Helpman Awards For Best Direction of An Opera (La Fancuilla) Best Large Scale Event (Sydney Festival First Night) and Best Physical Theatre Production (Honour Bound). He has been recipient of the Sidney Myer Individual Artist Award, and an Australian Council Federation.