Photography by Nickie Hughes

Nicole Acquah is an actor, writer and educator. 

She 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 staff writer at 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.

Her latest play, Sankofa, was recently shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting.
You’re also likely to see her working on projects including elements of the following:
  • new writing
  • film and television
  • devised performance
  • solo and/or autobiographical performance
  • verbatim theatre
  • young adult literature/youth theatre
  • 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

She is currently on an attachment with The Bush Theatre as part of their Emerging Writers Group.

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