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Graeae appoints Nickie Miles-Wildin as new associate director

Nickie Miles-Wildin has been appointed associate director at Graeae Theatre Company.

She will replace Amit Sharma, who leaves Graeae to join Birmingham Repertory Theatre as deputy artistic director.

Miles-Wildin’s Graeae credits include 2009’s Flower Girls, and she was assistant director on its 2017 production of The House of Bernarda Alba [1] and associate director for The Who’s Tommy, part of Ramps on the Moon.

Tommy review at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich – ‘a revelatory staging’ [2]

For the past 18 months, Miles-Wildin has been resident assistant director at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, as part of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme.

Other credits include staff director on the National Theatre’s Mosquitoes, and playing opposite Ian McKellen in the London 2012 Paralympic Games opening ceremony, which was co-directed by Graeae artistic director Jenny Sealey.

Miles-Wildin said: “It’s through Graeae that I grew as a performer and as a disabled woman. [It has been] a big part of my disability journey. Having assisted Jenny on previous shows such as Blood Wedding and The House of Bernarda Alba I realised the impact Graeae has on the mainstream world – allowing the disabled narrative to take centre stage and therefore changing the cultural landscape.”

Mosquitoes starring Olivia Colman – review at the National Theatre, London – ‘idea-stuffed’ [3]