Nick Joseph is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and English. He has written award-winning plays for theatre, graduated with a Masters Degree in Theatre Practice from Exeter University, and has taught on Drama, Creative Writing and English programmes at the University of Winchester since 1998, specialising in the discipline of scriptwriting for stage and screen, and the seminal texts of key C20th playwrights and scriptwriters.
His 1994 play The Deadland won the International Student Playscript Competition, had rehearsed readings in Scarborough and at Questors Theatre in London, and was performed at the University of Winchester in 1997. His 1996 play The Woman Who Thought She Was A Dog was performed at Southside, Edinburgh, was awarded a Fringe First, and was subsequently performed at the BAC in London, and at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in America. Other plays include The Vikings in Britain (performed at the University of Winchester in 2001) and Dancing With Genghis Khan, performed at the University of Exeter.
The Railway Plays -- a collection of modernist short plays -- were premiered at The Attic at The Railway Inn in January-February 2017, and were performed again, on the back of these sell-out performances, at The Chesil Theatre, Winchester and The QE2 Theatre at Winchester College in September-October of the same year.
At Winchester, Nick has contributed to, created and coordinated modules on the Drama, Creative Writing and English programmes, including contributions to the launch and development of combined- and single-honours programmes in Creative Writing. Nick continues to write for the stage, and has worked, more recently, on fiction-for-children, has contributed to and led the ‘Off With Their Masks’ programme of readings, and given talks on Entertaining Mr Sloane and other seminal plays as part of the programme of pre-show talks at the Theatre Royal, Winchester. Other areas of interest include fairytale fictions and short screenplays.
Areas of expertise
- Writing for stage and screen
- New European drama on the post-war English stage
- Fairytale fictions
- The Railway Plays (performed, Winchester: The Railway Inn, The Chesil Theatre and The QE2 Theatre, 2017)
- Lithium Dreams – a full-length play (completed 2015)
- Astra Therkelsen – fiction-for-children (work-in-progress) – 2010 onwards
- Anatomy – play (work-in-progress) – 2008
- Thorpe Tower – full-length play (part-performed) – 2005
- The Vikings in Britain – full-length play (performed, Winchester) – 2001
- The Deadland – full-length play (performed, Winchester) – 1997
- The Woman Who Thought She Was A Dog – one-act play (performed, Edinburgh/London/Philadelphia) – 1996/1997
- Dancing With Genghis Khan – full-length play (performed, Exeter) – 1995