Nick Barnes - Crime Writer

Nick Barnes has worked as a professional actor on stage, television and film for 40 years, whilst also performing his own writing and being a successfully produced playwright: he contributed towards scripts for cult Saturday morning television show Number 73, wrote the revue Take It Up The Octave, and created the musicals Life: Cell Stories and A Celebrity Chef Ate My Hamster! both with award-winning National Theatre composer Grant Olding (one of their songs, Hand Me Down, can be heard on If You Were Mine - a Crusaid/West End Cares CD release). He also supplied the screenplay for A Helping Hand, one segment in the planned indie reworking of British anthology film Dr Terror's House of Horrors.

The world premiere run of bite-sized musical comedy A Celebrity Chef Ate My Hamster! was met with great success at London's Bridewell Theatre: "three Michelin stars" -- Evening Standard; "surreal", "amusing", "off-beat", "poignant", "unexpected", "Barnes... has come up with an enjoyable first play"  -- The Stage. Hamster! was also revived in a late-night performance as part of the Chichester Festival fringe season in the Minerva Studio starring Anna Francolini and Joe McFadden.

In 2011, Nick decided to focus solely on writing psychological thrillers and mystery novels, and recently started publishing his stories exclusively for the Amazon Kindle.

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