Nik Way

Nik is a small town boy, counting his lucky stars to be living in the glare of London’s bright lights. He studies Creative Writing and Drama at Kingston University. He has two pieces published in ‘RiPPLE 2013’ and has performed his poetry live with Rhythm&Muse and the university at the Ram Jam Club and the Rose Theatre. He has strong opinions and is (almost) always right. He can occasionally be found making a fool of himself on stage around Kingston. He maintains a (mainly poetry) blog at www.nikofway.wordpress.com.
Flying Horses and Crafty Crabs: Arabian Nights at the Blue Elephant Theatre

Arabian Nights is the timeless tale of a woman married to a king with an addiction to executing his wives. To save her life and win his heart, she tells him stories. Hammer and Tongs Theatre have condensed the classic while staying true to its heart. At the Blue Elephant Theatre. 

Friday 29th November 2013 Read more...
The Squat of Arden: As You Like It at The Albany

To succeed in Shakespeare, you need to perform a delicate balancing act of innovation and reverence: to know what to adapt and to leave alone. This production of As You Like It by Transport manages to do exactly that. At the Albany.

Wednesday 20th November 2013 Read more...
Making History or Having a Laugh? Chalk Farm at the Bush Theatre

Chalk Farm is a part of Bush Theatre's RADAR 2013 festival, which celebrates new writing. On the basis of this – a beautiful story, simply told – the future is bright. At the Bush Theatre.

Friday 15th November 2013 Read more...
Unsurprising, industry standard musical: Another Way at the Cockpit Theatre

Another Way follows two couples and one business partnership as they face the problems of working and being together in trying times. They all have varying degrees of how difficult their problems are, ranging from differences of opinion to tackling cancer. At the Cockpit Theatre.

Monday 16th September 2013 Read more...
A simple love story: The Spring Tide at the Old Red Lion

The Spring Tide tells the story of Lan and Suzy as they try to form a lasting relationship. A play about the struggle between moving on and not giving up, it ultimately manages to say very little. At the Old Red Lion.

Friday 6th September 2013 Read more...
Sexually charged and unstoppable: Halbwelt Kultur at the Battersea Mess and Music Hall

Halbwelt Kultur is German for "refined underground pleasures" – never has a show’s title been more apt. A cabaret crammed full of electric music and dance numbers, Halbwelt Kultur explores seven women living in the crumbling Weimar Republic. At the Battersea Music and Mess Hall.

Monday 2nd September 2013 Read more...
Meditation on social media: Purge at Battersea Arts Centre

Everyone has Facebook. Most people consider it an unexceptional part of their everyday lives. Few use it to conduct experiments in the name of art. Brian Lobel is one of those few. At Battersea Arts Centre.

Thursday 15th August 2013 Read more...
Bizarre and enchanting: BURN: Moving Images at Mimetic 2013

Focusing mainly on cabaret, this mix of videos and live performance make for a surprising and rewarding evening. It's like being led through a cool friend's private collection of miscellany. These are the kind of videos that’ll make you think, laugh and wake up at odd hours in years to come. At Mimetic 2013.

Tuesday 16th July 2013 Read more...
Two plays that collided and inexplicably stuck: Blood Wedding at Waterloo East Theatre

Blood Wedding, translated into English by Gwynne Edwards, is Frederico García Lorca's play about a wedding that goes wrong in the most clichéd of ways. At the Waterloo East Theatre.

Saturday 15th June 2013 Read more...
Disturbing study in the politics of the flat-share: Hard Feelings at the Finborough Theatre

With a Thatcher-era play, you'd be a fool not to expect some political flag-waving, but in Hard Feelings you don't notice it – because neither do the majority of the characters. They're just regular people, reacting to the events around them according to the rules they've set themselves. At the Finborough Theatre.

Friday 14th June 2013 Read more...
A confused, conflicting outline of the man who ran the UK: Blair's Children at the Cockpit Theatre

Personal and polarised, Blair's Children is a crash course through the former PM's best (and worst) bits, told by the people most affected by his time in power. Inspired by Robert Patrick's Kennedy's Children, this new play tries to make sense of the impact Blair had on individuals and the country as a whole. At the Cockpit Theatre.

Thursday 6th June 2013 Read more...
Unpolished and lacking complexity: The Bear at the Ovalhouse

The Bear feels like one of those wandering stories an elderly relative tells you just to get your attention, where they feel the need to explain every detail no matter how dull or insignificant. Then, halfway through the telling, they forget what their point was but continue anyway, not noticing if you’re interested or even listening. At the Ovalhouse.

Friday 24th May 2013 Read more...
Charting the confusion of the Modern Age: The Victorian In The Wall at the Royal Court Theatre

Will Adamsdale stars as Guy, a writer who has been putting off everything for too long, narrating his own life as it crumbles around him. Everything hinges on the wall in the kitchen getting successfully knocked through – until he finds a Victorian gentleman living behind the wallpaper.

Thursday 16th May 2013 Read more...


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