Nicolas Kent was Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre from 1984 to 2012.
He has directed productions in over 100 theatres around the world including in the West End, New York, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court, the Donmar Warehouse, Hampstead Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith, and the Young Vic.
He is probably best known for his political pieces at the Tricycle, where the verbatim plays he directed became known as the Tricycle Tribunal plays. Half the Picture, The Colour of Justice (The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry), Nuremberg, Srebrenica, and Bloody Sunday were all broadcast by the BBC, and two were performed in the Houses of Parliament and on Capitol Hill.
In 2009, he directed the 9-hour trilogy The Great Game – Afghanistan in London, which subsequently toured the USA, and had two command performances for the Pentagon in Washington in 2011. He collaborated with Gillian Slovo on Guantanamo (2004) and The Riots (2012).