Nica Burns OBE (1954–) is a multi-award-winning Theatre Producer of over 100 productions, and co-founder of Nimax Theatres. Born in Malaya, Burns grew up in Ealing, West London, and attended Haberdasher Aske’s School for Girls. She read Law at University College London (UCL) in 1973 where she met fellow law student, Australian-born, Marc Hutchinson, whom she later married. Having played many leading roles with Dramsoc, she then trained as an actress at Webber Douglas. After playing roles such as Perdita in The Winter’s Tale, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Maisie in The Boyfriend, she decided to adapt HE Bates’ Dulcima, determined to play the role onstage. She invested £600 – her entire life savings at the time – and took it to the Edinburgh Fringe. The show was a huge success, setting her on her future path and propelling her to the forefront of theatre production. “I couldn’t believe it, I made £48 which I split with director Colin Watkeys. I was delighted!”
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