Nimmo Ismail

Nimmo Ismail is a theatre director and writer living in London.

She took part in the Royal Court Writers Programme, Talawa Theatre Company’s TYPT, Bush Theatre’s 2020/2021 Allotments Programme and is a member of the Orange Tree Writers Collective 2021/2022. She trained under the Young Vic’s Directors Programme.

Theatre credits as a director includes a meal by Nkenna Akunna (Poleroid Theatre); Holding Space by Keisha Thompson, Glee & Me by Stuart Slade and The Christmas Star by Russell T Davies (Royal Exchange Manchester); Fragments by Cordelia Lynn as part of Five Plays, My England by Somalia Seaton as part of Fresh Direction (Young Vic); SNAP by Danusia Samal as part of Connect Now (Old Vic); Two Palestinians Go Dogging by Sami Ibrahim (Sparkhaus Theatre); The Other Day, Twelve Months Notice, The Debate and Winter Blossom Karaoke by Leaphia Darko (Camden People’s Theatre); Television Guide by Brad Birch, The Displaced/We Came In a Tiny Red Boat by Jerusha Green and I Actually Have a Son by Andrew Maddock (Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Squint Theatre).

Theatre credits as a writer includes Three Dates (Southwark Playhouse), New Ways of Looking (Bush Theatre) and HATCH (Talawa Theatre Company)

Theatre credits as a staff/assistant director includes The Antipodes by Annie Baker (National Theatre); Shedding A Skin by Amanda Wilkin (Soho Theatre); Our Town by Thorton Wilder (Open Air Theatre); A Very Very Very Dark Matter by Martin McDonagh (Bridge Theatre); The Prudes by Anthony Neilson and Goats by Liwaa Yazji (Royal Court); Wings by Arthur Kopit (Young Vic); The Phlebotomist by Ella Road (Hampstead Theatre) and Quarter Life Crisis by Yolanda Mercy (Brixton House and Edinburgh Fringe).


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