Nick Fowler

Assistant Director

Originally from New Zealand, Nick Fowler has lived in Britain since his early teens and has been involved with Longborough’s Wagner project since the very start, covering the role of Alberich in the very first Das Rheingold in 1998. Since then his involvement has grown, and in Longborough’s momentous 2013 first complete Ring cycle he was assistant director, cover for Alberich in Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, Nibelung in Das Rheingold and Vassal in Götterdämmerung.

At the same time he was Stage Manager for ‘Inside the Ring’ running alongside the Ring performances, including a production of the Oscar Straus operetta The Merry Nibelungs, based on the Nibelungenlied, which he translated, adapted, directed, and performed in. 

Since then Nick has been Assistant Director or Stage Manager for Longborough productions of Tristan und Isolde, Tannhäuser, Der fliegende Holländer, Anna Bolena and The Cunning Little Vixen.

Nick works as a freelance director, assistant director and stage manager for various companies throughout the country, among them the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Brighton and Edinburgh Festivals. He has recently directed La traviata, The Beggar’s Opera, Rita, The Bear, Acis and Galatea, L’elisir d’amore and The Magic Flute in his own translation and adaptation, involving children and community performers.