Trained at The Drama Centre, London. The Artistic Director and founder of Muzikansky which was based at The Forum (a rock band venue), the company was reformed and renamed as New Shoes Theatre in 2009.
Her recent Arts Council England artist development grant enabled an R&D project in Australia, to look at theatre practice in Australia and co-create an FGM story for Hurried Steps. The project is featured in a new book CURIOSA DI MESTIERE Saggi su Dacia Maraini.
Nicolette ran Muzikansky's unscreen short film nights and workshops with disadvantaged girls, created a film festival and produced plays including the Time Out Critics’ Choice Mary Stuart, The Dreams of Clytemnestra and Mela, all by Dacia Maraini (BAC), The B3 Team (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith), the world premiere of Seed (2004) and the London premiere of Love Child by Joanna Murray-Smith (2007) at the Finborough Theatre and Mud by Maria Irene Fornes (Etcetera Theatre).
Last year she contributed a Chapter to Il Sogno Del Teatro. Cronaca Di Una Passione, edited by Dacia Maraini and Eugenio Murrali. Other writing includes the co-translation of Mary Stuart published and continuously performed in the English speaking world, the full-length Falling Out which won an Arts Council Award and a screenplay A Short Message, filmed at the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory. Her co-translation with Alex Standen, of My Name Is Antonino Calderone by Dacia Maraini is published in the USA.
As a director and dramaturg she has supported the development of a new play; The Yard by Emma Dennis-Edwards.
As a professional actress, she played leads with many companies including Cambridge Theatre Company, Derby Playhouse, The Gate, The Women’s Theatre Group and The Young Vic. Nicolette gave a talk for TEDxCoventGardenWomen called Hidden Stories, Hurried Steps.
Sally is primarily known for her television work, most notably for her portrayals of Jenna Stannis in the BBC sci-fi hit, Blake’s 7, and as Kate Sugden in Emmerdale, which she starred in for 3 years. She has appeared in countless shows including Coronation Street, EastEnders, Holby City, The Politician’s wifeand Dalziel and Pascoe.
Before moving into television, Sally appeared on stage extensively, working for 7 years in Repertory Theatre, appearing at the Manchester Royal Exchange, Ipswich Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal York and Sheffield Crucible to name but a few.
More recently, Sally appeared as Caroline in Dearly Beloved for Mike Alfreds, Diane in Filumena for Sir Peter Hall and as Goneril in Jonathan Miller’s production of King Lear
After a hugely successful stage and television career, Sally shifted her focus to directing for the stage and is responsible for successful productions of 12 Angry Men, Inherit the Wind, To Kill A Mockingbird and Judgement at Nuremburg at The Tricycle Theatre, and more recently, A World Elsewhere (2014) and Burning Bridges (2016), both at Theatre 503.
Sally is now working to unite her twin passions of acting and directing and is excited to start on her next project.
Dave is co-producer and associate director of The So & So Arts Club, as well as the artistic director of Another Soup. He graduated from the King’s Head’s Directing Programme in 2016, where he was associate director on La Boheme, which transferred to Trafalgar Studios in 2017 and was nominated for Best New Opera in the Olivier Awards.
Directing credits include: The Yellow Wallpaper; The Soul of Wittgenstein; Window; Victorian & Gay; Lovett + Todd; and Dorian Gray; among others. He has also directed various staged/rehearsed readings, including Distorting Mirrors by Peter Lantos at the Hungarian Cultural Centre, as part of their 60th anniversary of the Revolution of 1956.
Assisting/associate credits include: Associate director - Night Kitchen Cabaret’s Family Tree (RADA Festival co-production, Roses Urquhart); La Boheme (Trafalgar Studios and King’s Head Theatre, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Opera); Assistant director - The Long Road South (King’s Head Theatre, Sarah Berger); and Cosi (King’s Head Theatre, Wayne Harrison).