Nicholas Beckwith has served as a resident actor, assistant director, drama educator and theatre project leader in S4A since 2016. Nicholas is proud to have performed in many S4A shows including the Radio Play: Midsummer Night's Dream (2016, 2017, 2019, 2022); Twelfth Night (2017, 2018); Romeo and Juliet (2020, 2021); and Hamlet (2021). Other S4A performances include: The Marvellous Box (2019); Are You Asleep Yet (2018); Hubbub, Theatre for the Very Young (2017,2018, 2019, 2023); Giggling is the Best Medicine (2021); and Open Wide So I Can Look Inside (2021). In addition to performing, Nicholas has been the Head Tutor for S4A since 2019, most notably leading the Transformation Through Creativity project.
Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. Having started performing at the age of 15, Nicholas moved to Sydney, Australia in January 2011 to pursue an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts at ED5 INTERNATIONAL, Australia's leading performing arts academy, where he received professional training in Drama, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Commercial Jazz, Technical Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Group Singing, Vocal Lessons, Performance Technique and Repertoire Performance. While in Sydney, Nicholas was actively engaged in numerous performing arts events, including Hats Off Charity Event; Chinese New Year Parade (as Dance Captain); Sydney's Premiers Concert; Breast Cancers Black Tie Event; Project Dance; and Platform Shorts: Sydney Fringe Festival.
After graduating from ED5 in December 2012, Nicholas worked as a performer at Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan as part of the 30th-anniversary cast from February 2013 - April 2014.
Nicholas moved to Hong Kong in 2014 to take up the role of Resident Actor for Chunky Onion Productions Limited. He held his role from September 2014 - January 2016, performing, developing and directing drama performances and events in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China. Nicholas has also worked extensively as a Theatre in Education performer in Hong Kong before joining S4A, leading drama and performance workshops, directing drama for Hong Kong schools as well as regularly performing for educational centres and NGOs. These companies include Disney World Family, Glitter and Gore and Pacific Place's Christmas Experience with Santa. Nicholas is also the Choir Director and co-lead of the SEN Chior, Voc-alibities (a Choir with a difference) since 2021.