Photography by Nickie Hughes

Nicole Acquah is an actor with performance credits at venues ranging from SSE Wembley Arena to Royal Albert Hall, as well as a highly acclaimed playwright and arts journalist.

Nicole studied Drama and Creative Writing at Royal Holloway and went on to study at the MA Advanced Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has worked successfully with various arts organisations as a freelance theatre-maker. She also runs theatre company Acquah&co, focusing upon championing and celebrating diverse British voices.

Nicole is a visiting lecturer and module facilitator at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has also taught Playwriting at Royal Holloway University, on the Creative Writing course. 

She is a contributor to reputable theatre criticism magazine WhatsonStage. All of this combines to give Nicole a unique slant into exploring nuance within storytelling, from both a written and performative standpoint.

Nicole’s work is typically fascinated by the multilayered human experience, which has led her to work on a variety of productions, exploring race, faith, sexuality and womanhood, among other topics. She loves to collaborate with other artists of all mediums.

You’re also likely to see her working on projects including elements of the following:
  • film and television
  • devised performance
  • solo and/or autobiographical performance
  • verbatim theatre
  • young adult literature/youth theatre
  • new writing
  • physical theatre
  • spoken word and performance poetry


Royal Holloway University of London – BA Drama and Creative Writing

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – MA Advanced Theatre Practice


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