Nigel Turner-Carroll
Actor / Creative / Directing / Writing



Award winning director Nigel Turner-Carroll has always put an emphasis on creating new Australian work. Some of his credits include Director and Co-Creator of The Tap Pack North American tour and most recently featured on The West End after touring Berlin, Beijing and Edinburgh Fringe festival winning The Spirit of the Fringe Award. Writer and Director of Eireborne with seasons in Zurich and Hamburg and Australia.

Recently Associate Director on the David Walliams book adaptation to the stage The Midnight Gang, and choreographer for the staged version of David Walliams’ book Billionaire Boy. Associate Director on  Wizard of Oz The Arena Experience and Resident Director on Grease the Arena Experience. He has also worked as Movement/Assistant Director on Melba the Musical, Assistant Director Funny Girl for Sydney Symphony Orchestra,

Nigel has also Directed and Co-Written production shows and cabarets, among them are Damn Good Divas Australian Tour,  Mo Award winner for Best Production Show and nominated for Best Tribute Show at the ACE Awards. The Box Show for Junkyard Beats which won Critics Pick at Sydney Fringe and will tour China later this year.  Gone Too Soon, as well as the all female drum sensation DrummerQueens. He has Directed and Co-Written multiple cabarets including Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham’s cabaret, Twists and Turns Winner-Best Cabaret and nominated Critics Choice Award Perth Fringe World, as well as his second show Under the Covers. Back to Bacharach, Starring Casey Donovan, Liza Meets Bassey and The Real Thing both for Monique Montez.

Also staging pre-show and half time entertainment segments at the NRL Grand Final 2014, World Cup Cricket pre game 2015 and Carols in the Domain 2018/2020.

Nigel has recently directed a large repertoire of plays including; DNA by Dennis Kelly, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Gloria by Brandon Jacob-Jenkins and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley.

He has directed the National Institute of Dramatic Art – Third Year Graduation Showcase in 2022 and 2023 and along with devised works including Home and A Life of Firsts. 


The Tap Pack

  • Winner, Edinburgh Fringe Festival,’Spirit of the Fringe Award’
  • Nominated Green Room Award Best Ensemble
  • Nominated Best Choreography
  • Nominated Australian Dance Awards: Outstanding Achievement Commercial Work, Musicals, Physical theatre

The Box Show

  • Sydney FringeFestival: Pick of the Fringe

Damn Good Divas

  • Winner Mo Award, Best Production Show

Matthew Mitcham’s Twists And Turns

  • Winner Perth Fringe World:Best Cabaret
  • Nominated Critics Choice



    “Director Nigel Turner-Carroll knows how to milk every last piece of imagination from his team and plays each of them to their strengths…

    "...The highlight of the Cabaret Festival” ★★★★★
    Arts Hub

    “Shamelessly entertaining”
    Sydney Morning Herald

    “Mind-blowingly excellent” Australian Stage

    Australian Stage

    "Stunningly directed by Nigel Turner-Carroll…There’s no way to fault this as entertainment”
    Stage Whispers