Nicola Filshie

Nicola began her professional training at the Scottish ballet school, and later went on to train in musical theatre for 3 years at Bird college of performing arts.

She had her first taste of performing professionally at the age of 11 in the musical Annie. After leaving college Nicola performed in numerous pantos before getting her first big break in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s original cast of Sunset Blvd, at the Adelphi Theatre. She went on to appear in numerous West End shows including: Oliver ( London Palladium); Martin Guerre (Prince Edward Theatre) ;Damn Yankees (Adelphi Theatre); Maddie (Lyric Theatre); DR Dolittle ( Apollo Hammersmith); Whittington (Saddlers Wells); My Fair Lady (Drury Lane and national tour); Beautiful and Damned (Lyric Theatre); Mary Poppins (Prince Edward). Nicola also went on tour with the musical Grease playing the role of Frenchy, and My Fair Lady where she was Dance Captain. Other credits include: South Pacific (National Theatre), Twelfth Night, Cymboline, and H.M.S Pinafore (Regents Park open air theatre); Beauty and the Beast (R.S.C Stratford) andThe Fire Bird (Byre Theatre St Andrews).

Nicola can be seen in the film version of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dream coat, and has recorded many voice overs for Scottish T.V and Radio. You may spot Nicola in the current Benson for Beds commercial.