Author: Nicolas Kent (Page 1 of 2)
Excerpts from the workshop at the National Theatre Studio (recorded April 2018)
Act 2 music (recorded January 2019)
Commissioned artist Rutie Borthwick for a mural installed in St Mary’s A & E mental health assessment room.
I am a director and founder (with Charles Rifkind) of the Visitors’ Arts Foundation. We have been campaigning for a London-wide hotel tax to provide additional funding for free entry museums, galleries, libraries and parks. We have had numerous meetings with the Mayor’s Office, Hotel Groups and Museums & Galleries. We hope this scheme will become a reality before too long.
Negotiated with Transport for London for a free TFL scheme for School students to travel free by tube and bus to all arts events in the capital – during Ken Livingstone’s first term as Mayor.
Commissioned Tim Foster Architects for the ACE Lottery Funded/Brent Council & Public subscription funded
300 seat Tricycle Cinema completed and winner of a Royal Institute of British Architects award.
Arranged the commission of the Cloud railway bridge by Ralph Koltai over the Kilburn High Road.
Commissioned bronze statue by Allan Sly, “GETTING BACK ON THE RIGHT FOOT”, outside St Mary’s Hospital – main entrance of Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing. In honour of my parents Henry & Mary Kent.
Initiated the first British “Pay what you can” ticket scheme, which was then championed by the Mark Fisher, the then Minister for the Arts, in a House of Commons debate on future theatre practice.
“The Tricycle Theatre, under Nicolas Kent, mounted a series of momentous tribunal plays.” – Michael Billington, The Guardian (October 2019)
“A Starry C-Span Supercut with Bite”New York Times
“A testament to how electrifying real life can be”Huffington Post
“A superb cast … political theater as entertaining as it was urgent”Hollywood Reporter
“As orchestrated by Kent, the portrayals were all smooth, ably laying out for the audience the tension, wit and banality of the committee hearings.”Washington PostClick here to watch videos.