The Gruffalo - UK, USA and Canada
Anna is an actress, comedy performer, voiceover artist and writer. She is currently on the US and Canada tour of The Gruffalo playing the Predators until May 2023. Last year, she wrote the Oxford Playhouse pantomime, Cinderella, which received rave reviews (read review here) and became the Oxford Playhouse's best-selling pantomime. She also performed on the UK tour of The Gruffalo (2022).
Anna co-wrote and starred in series one of The Adventures of the Juniper (2021), and was a sketch writer for BBC's Crackerjack (2020). She was also short-listed for BBC's Caroline Aherne Character Comedy Bursary.
Between 2018-2021 Anna wrote and performed two solo character comedy shows Woman of the Year and Get Happy. Her debut show was developed with Soho Theatre Young Company and BBC's James Cary (Miranda, My Family). These shows toured the UK, enjoyed sold out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and were transferred to international festivals including New Zealand and Adelaide Fringe where she won a Best Comedy Award.
Anna is London-based, originally from Newcastle, and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
For full CV click here:
Cinderella - Writer for the Oxford Playhouse
The Adventures of the Juniper - writer/actor for series one
"Character comedy at its finest"
(Edinburgh Festval Magazine - Woman of the Year)
(The Sunday Mail - Woman of the Year)
"A stellar comic actor and brilliant writer"
(One4Review - Get Happy)
"Victoria Wood in a smartphone age"
(The Reviews Hub - Woman of the Year)
"Leading the way in creating new narratives for new times."
(British Theatre Guide - Cinderella)
"Hilarious ... instantly loveable"
(All Over Adelaide - Woman of the Year)
(The Guardian - A Monk's Tale)
"Nicholson is particularly fine as Helena, motor-mouthing madly between blazing termagant and desolate, lovelorn lady"
(Daily Info Oxford - A Midsummer Night's Dream)
"Nicholson was simply stunning in each
and every vocal performance; there was something undeniably classic and fine-tuned
about her delivery ... extremely authentic."
(Mad Hatter Reviews - Postcards From the Seaside)
"Nicholson made compelling performances, bringing real emotion to all the characters played, managing to draw the audience in."
(The Northern Echo - 1916: No Turning Back)
Woman of the Year - writer and performer
Crackerjack - CBBC - writer
"Rev Ruth" featured in Woman of the Year and Get Happy - writer and performer
"Helena" in A Midsummer Night's Dream - UK tour.
Adventures of the Juniper trailer - writer/performer
Monologue written by Katy Wix
Woman of the Year trailer - writer/performer
Cinderella at the Oxford Playhouse trailer - writer
Showreel - Comedy characters
Showreel - Drama
You can message Anna directly here or contact her agent:
0207 836 6477