2016 News

News – The Daleks Review – Doctor Who: The Fan Show 20th November, 2016- Christel Dee discusses the Daleks with Nick in this month’s Doctor Who: The Fan Show – the weekly show from the Official Doctor Who YouTube channel. The whole review can be found here:
News – LI Who 13th November, 2016- Nick and a few familiar faces at LI Who.
News – Nick at LI Who 4, 11–13 November 21st September, 2016- LI Who 4 – Long Island’s Doctor Who Convention – will be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Island, New York from 11–13 November 2016. This year’s guest list features a multi-Doctor adventure and (provisionally) includes Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Paul McGann, Jemma Redgrave,  Sophie Aldred, Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Peter Purves and Nick – Nicholas Briggs. All
News – Nick at Whooverville 8 4th September, 2016- Nick (with Katy Manning) at Whooverville 8. A very good day was had by all (and particular thanks to those who kindly donated to Cancer Research UK).
News – Nick to attend Whooverville 8 on Sat 3 Sept in Derby 2nd September, 2016- Counting down to Whooverville 8 ! Whooverville is the East Midlands’ biggest annual get-together of fans of the BBC TV series ‘Doctor Who’. Organised by Derby’s local Doctor Who group, the Whoovers, Whooverville is a day of fun for all ages – a chance to have your photo taken with the TARDIS, catch up on gossip
News – Review: Jekyll and Hyde at Crewe Lyceum 11th July, 2016- If you’re a fan of gothic horror, and like a bit of darkness in your theatre, then you’ll enjoy ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ at Crewe Lyceum, writes Claire Faulkner. Adapted from the original by Robert Louis Stevenson, and directed by Nicholas Briggs, this production has everything you want from a Victorian classic. A haunting set with skilful
News – 100 years on from WW1 The Battle of the Somme 1st July, 2016- The Battle of the Somme, one of World War One’s bloodiest battles, began on 1 July 1916, 100 years ago today. More than a million men were killed and wounded on all sides in the five month battle, with the British suffering almost 60,000 casualties on the first day alone. On 3 August 1916, Corporal
News – Nick to be a guest at Whooverville 8 on Saturday 3rd September 10th June, 2016- Whooverville is the East Midlands’ biggest annual get-together to fans of the BBC TV series ‘Doctor Who’. Organised by Derby’s local Doctor Who group, the Whoovers, one of the most popular fan groups in the UK, Whooverville is a day of fun for all ages. A Whooverville event is a chance to have your photo taken
News – Nick at TimeGate Convention in Atlanta 29th May, 2016- TimeGate is an annual Doctor Who and British media and culture convention in Atlanta, USA. Launched in 2005, the convention hit its 10 year anniversary in 2015 with special guests Katy Manning and Michelle Gomez. Joining TimeGate this year from 27 to 29 May to celebrate 20 years of the 8th Doctor, is the eighth doctor himself, Paul McGann along with Terry
Jekyll and Hyde – excellent review by the Henley Standard 16th May, 2016- An excellent review for Nick’s adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde by the Henley Standard. The simplicity of effects was magnificent, with good old sleight of hand lending us to believe that one man could feasibly physically split his good and evil sides into two. With strong players and great banter between upstanding lawyer and down-to-earth detectives,
News – Jekyll and Hyde national tour opens tonight 3rd May, 2016- Prepare for the fright of your life in this dramatic new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s atmospheric Gothic melodrama. Adapted and directed by Nicholas Briggs, Jekyll and Hyde stars Neil Roberts (Holby City, Emmerdale), Gary Turner (Emmerdale) and Kim Taylforth (London’s Burning, Bad Girls). Dr Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men – one good, one evil. Intent on separating the
News – Nick starts Jekyll and Hyde rehearsals with a new look ! 18th April, 2016- Nick launches his new ‘I’m a director (with coloured lighting)’ look for the rehearsals beginning today for the Jekyll & Hyde national tour. Produced by Talking Scarlet, the tour runs from 3 May to 1 October 2016 at UK theatres opening at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage and closing at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. See
News – The Hound of the Baskervilles ePlay 23rd March, 2016- Nick’s adaptation for the stage of Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles from the classic story The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle is now available as an ePlay (EPUB or MOBI). Young Dr Mortimer ventures from Devonshire to Baker Street with news of the death of his friend, Sir Charles Baskerville. Can
News – Easter Bytes Festival at The National Museum of Computing 5th March, 2016- The biggest, best Bytes Festival starts on the 25th of March at The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley, and runs every afternoon through the school holidays until the 10th of April. Don’t miss it! Special Sci-fi day on Saturday the 26th of March with: Nick, the voice of the Daleks and other BBC Doctor Who monsters.
News – Nick’s adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde being performed in Kingston 3rd March, 2016- Nick’s adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde is being performed by the Green Theatre Company, an amateur youth theatre company based in Surrey, on the 17th, 18th and 19th of March. Performed inside the John Bunyan Church, Kingston, this semi site-specific production, directed by Rod Henderson (Betrayal, CornerHOUSE and Outrageous Fortune, Arts In The Park 2015), demonstrates the
News – The ISOS Network released this month from Big Finish Productions 22nd January, 2016- Written and directed by Nick, and released by Big Finish Productions this month, The ISOS Network sees The (second) Doctor, Jamie and Zoe leaving Earth after having successfully defeated a Cyberman invasion… The Cyber-fleet is still exploding… But something is escaping through the mass of vaporising debris. In hot pursuit, the Doctor and his friends
News – Big Finish Day 8 The Prisoner panel 17th January, 2016- Mark Elstob (Number Six), Barnaby Edwards (‘Quite a lot of roles’) and Nick (in the middle, grinning like an idiot) on the Big Finish Day 8 The Prisoner panel.
News – Big Finish Day 8, Sat 16th Jan 15th January, 2016- Big Finish Day 8 is at the Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor on Saturday 16th January from 10am. Guests include Sylvester McCoy, Hugh Fraser, Lalla Ward, Ian McNeice, John Leeson, Niki Wardley and Paul Darrow PLUS the whole Big Finish team including Mark Elstob (Number 6 in The Prisoner). All the details can be found here: http://www.tenthplanetevents.co.uk/big-finish-day-8————–windsor—16th-january-2016-825-c.asp
News – Five star review for The Prisoner Volume 1 8th January, 2016- Five star review from Cultbox for The Prisoner Volume 1! Usually when Big Finish acquires the rights to a series, their aim is to continue or complete, often using original cast members. Their approach to the cult 1960’s classic The Prisoner is different; with no surviving cast to call on, writer and director Nicholas Briggs has chosen to
News – Radio Times feature on Doctor Who Sherlock crossover 7th January, 2016- By Radio Times staff Wednesday 6 January 2016 at 3:57PM Doctor Who meets Sherlock is the crossover of fanboys’ and girls’ dreams. And while for many that would ideally mean Benedict Cumberbatch on screen with Peter Capaldi (or, let’s be honest, David Tennant or Matt Smith) they may still be interested to hear that the
News – Nick’s adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde published today 6th January, 2016- Jekyll and Hyde, Nick’s adaptation of the classic story Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, was first presented at the Theatre Royal Nottingham on 1 August 2015 as part of The Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season. This is a fun, fast paced show, and certainly worth seeing for a relaxed evening out. Victoria Villasenor,
News – The Prisoner audio drama released today, 06 01… 6th January, 2016- Big Finish Productions proudly presents a bold new envisioning of television classic The Prisoner – Volume 1 is available today! A new imagining of The Prisoner keeping true to the original concept but bringing it up to date, even futuristic. Wonderful and compulsive listening.’ Six of One (The Official Prisoner Appreciation Society) An enjoyable, quirky, fun,
News – Sylvester McCoy in All Consuming Fire 2nd January, 2016- Sylvester and Nick having a bit of fun during the recording of Doctor Who/Holmes cross-over, All Consuming Fire, recreating the cover of Andy Lane’s original book. ‘Scott Handcock, again, directs a complex, huge scale story with a light touch that gives his excellent cast room to breathe and, again, it pays off massively.’ Sci-Fi Bulletin