Nigel began his writing career with poetry and songs which he performed in clubs in the West Midlands, where he lives. He recorded PEACE LOVE & HARMONY with Paul Weller on his Respond Record label. He has been writer-in-residence at the National Theatre Studio where RHAPSODY 'N BLACK 'N WHITE & TONY were performed; then a similar position at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, where Prime Time was written and performed.
Nigel spent two years as writer-in-residence at Shrewsbury Prison, winning the Butler Trust Prison Service Award 1997 for outstanding contribution to quality of prison care.
In 2005 he initiated the Black Writers in Walsall project: bringing the best black writers in the country to Walsall to stimulate their work. He received a Bursary from the Arts Council for a quarterly magazine, and further grants in 2007 for a recording project and for developing writing at the Drum. Works produced include:
1985 RHAPSODY 'N BLACK 'N WHITE National Theatre Studio
1985 TONY: National Theatre Studio: Oval House by Sass Theatre Co.
1987 Mamma Decemba: Co-production Temba theatre Co and Birmingham Rep winner of Sam Beckett Award; revived 1990: Temba Theatre Co.; a reading by Banana Boat Productions, New York, 2001 and 2004.
1989 PRIME TIME: Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
1991 STOP THE CARNIVAL: Cannon Hill Puppet Theatre
2001 Musical Youth: Birmingham Rep. Theatre
2004 Gun Crime: Arts Council Bursary
1988 Lifetime (Giles Cooper Award)
1989 Lame Ducks
1989 Sellinng Out
1990 Wishful Thinking
1995 Mamma Decemba
1999 Fish Ain't Bitin'
1990 When Love Dies, Channel 4
1990 Beau Monde: commission BFI
1993 Opportunity: commission BBC TV
1994 Strange fruit: BBC TV
1987 Mamma Decemba: Faber
1988 Lifetime: Methuen
POETRY AND SHORT STORIES
Has had many poems and stories published.
Nigel runs "Moffimedia", an innovative website for writers, actors and others which offers a recording studio, a book publishing facility and video recording and film making opportunities. Click on Moffimedia for details.
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