“Nicholas has pioneered a genre of Zoom theatre which is particularly popular”

Lucy Askew

CEO Creation Theatre Company

Playwright Portfolio

Nicholas is an accomplished writer and playwright.  His plays have all been successfully produced by Creation Theatre Company to critical and audience acclaim.

A Christmas Carol...

…is a two person “dinner theatre” adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale of redemption.  It consists of four 15-minute acts, designed to be performed between the courses of a meal. 

In this version, the extremely grumpy actor playing Scrooge is ignoring the fact that none of the cast have turned up because they are all stuck in traffic, forcing the hapless stage manager to play every other character in the show.

Horatio! and Hamlet...

…is a two person one act play that runs at just under an hour.  It was originally written to be performed over Zoom but could just as easily be staged in a live venue.  While Horatio speaks in modern vernacular, almost all of Hamlet’s lines are taken from the original text. 

“Horatio! juxtaposed Hamlet’s early modern verse with Horatio’s throwaway responses, drawing humour from the culture clash with regular laugh-out-loud exchanges”

Benjamin Broadribb


Horatio and Hamlet poster Nicholas Osmond

Horatio is stuck in a never-ending Zoom call with his best friend, Hamlet – the world’s most depressing man.  Can Horatio cheer Hamlet up?  Can he convince him not to kill himself (or anybody else).  Will Hamlet ever let him go to sleep?  Horatio and Hamlet is a hilarious dark comedy about friendship, death and coping with lockdown…..very, very badly!

“Authentic and genuinely funny” - Horatio! and Hamlet

Benjamin Broadribb


“Will go down amongst my favourite…. productions of 2020” - Horatio! and Hamlet

Benjamin Broadribb


Lear’s Daughters...

…is a four-person one-act play that runs at approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.  Again, it was written as a Zoom play but would work just as well performed live.  Most of Lear’s lines are taken from the original Shakespeare play while the rest of the cast talk almost entirely in modern day speech.

Lear's Daughters, by Nicholas Osmond

Lear is stuck in a care home during a worldwide pandemic.  Why are his children refusing to visit?  Why does no-one realise that he is the king?  And what does “gallery view” even mean?  Hilarious and heart-breaking, Lear’s Daughters is one family’s struggle to care for each other during lockdown.

If you are interested in the performing rights for any of these plays, please get in touch