April Nicholson

  • Actor
    Female / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    60 - 70
    Height
    5' 5" (1m 68cm)
    Weight
    10st. 10lb (68kg)
    Hair Colour
    Strawberry Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim
  • Links

    Personal Website
    website
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2013Mrs Cullen
Theatre (Tour)
Kindly Leave the Stage
Adam Morley
Baroque Theatre Company
2012Cabaret
Theatre
A Handful of Songs
Heather Weir (Music)
Union Theatre
Union Theatre
2011Catherine
Rehearsed Reading
The Bells
Kenn Michaels
North London Actors
2011Miss Maud Mockridge,
Rehearsed Reading
Dangerous Corner
Michael Murray
North London Actors
2011Queen Victoria,
Rehearsed Reading
Angels and Ministers by Laurence Housman,
Nick Coote
North London Actors
2010Carlotta
Musical
Follies
Tim McArthur
All Star Productions
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
2009 - 2010Molly McGregor
Musical
The Full Monty
Thom Southerland
Stage Taylor/The New Players
The New Players
2009Molly McGregor
Musical
The Full Monty
Thom Southerland
Stage Taylor/ Broadway Theatre
Broadway Theatre
2009Aunt Rosemary
Film (Short)
The Artist's Revenge
Tom Evans
Lemon Sauce Productions
2008Mrs Barraclough
Musical
The Buccaneer
Andrew Miller
Ocean Theatre Company
Finborough Theatre
2007Mrs Wright
Film (Short)
A Fitting Tribute
Daniel Cormack
Actaeon Films Ltd
2005Mme Van Tricasse
Rehearsed Reading
Dr. Ox's Experiment
Sam Buntrock
Okai Collier Company
Hackney Empire
2005Lady Hewlett
Theatre
Funkface
Amanda Noar
Arts Depot
2003Mrs Wylie
Musical
The Fax of Life
Marc Urquhart
Limited Company
Greenwich Theatre
1970Miss Gymnasia
Musical
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Christopher Denys
Worthing Connaught
1969 - 1970Chastity
Theatre
Anything GoesCameron Mackintosh
West End and National Tour
1967 - 1969Various
Theatre
Pantomimes
Freddie Carpenter
Howard & Wyndhams
Provincial Theatres
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2003Post Graduate Musical TheatreCentral
    1967part-time Classical Singing lessonsGuildhall School of Music and Drama
    1967Professional Full time Dance CourseAndrew Hardie School of Dancing
    1966Full Time Theatre Day SchoolAssociated Arts School

    Additional Skills

    Cabaret

    Drama Coaching and Audition workshops

    Devising and Directing shows

    Choreography

    Additional Information

    Since returning to the stage my favourite role in a musical has been Carlotta in Sondheim's Follies but more recently I really enjoyed playing Mrs Cullen in the farce Kindly Leave the Stage on a small tour including Ireland. I am equally interested in straight plays and musicals and I am involved in rehearsed readings of old forgotten plays and new writing with North London Actors a professional playreading group and Actors Writers London.

    About me

    I started life as a trained dancer and graduated to roles in Musicals including Chastity in Anything Goes for Cameron Mackintosh in the West End.

    I subsequently retired from the stage to bring up my family but returned 17 years ago after completing a Post-graduate Diploma at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Acting, Musical Theatre.

    I also have my own cabaret shows and have taken them to various London venues including the Union theatre.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Mid Length
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Villainous
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • English, standard
    • Lancashire
    • London
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • South London
    • Welsh, Standard
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballet
    • Ballroom
    • Jazz
    • Tap
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Belt
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV