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Shows That Shaped Me: Nikolai Foster

This week's guest is Curve Leicester's artistic director Nikolai Foster

Nikolai Foster
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Shows That Shaped Me is a theatre podcast from WhatsOnStage in which we ask leading theatre actors and makers about their most memorable productions, the production they wished they'd seen and the person, dead or alive, that they'd most like to work with.

This week's guest is artistic director of Curve Leicester, Nikolai Foster.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nikolai grew up in North Yorkshire and trained at Drama Centre London. As a director, his credits include Calamity Jane at the Watermill, Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing at the Arts Theatre, Merrily We Roll Along at Theatr Clwyd, Flashdance and Annie in the West End and Hay Fever at Chichester Festival Theatre.

In 2015 he took over from Paul Kerryson as artistic director of Curve Leicester where he has helmed hit productions including Grease, The Importance of Being Earnest, Legally Blonde, Sunset Boulevard and Breakfast at Tiffany's – which transferred into the West End starring Pixie Lott. Most recently he directed the world premiere stage adaptation of the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman.

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