America, Wake Up


In May 2017, the Almeida Theatre in London started broadcasting its “Figures of Speech” project which involved a number of well known actors/actresses reproducing various famous speeches. For more information on which other actors/actresses were involved, go HERE.

On 9 May 2017, Nicola was chosen to perform “America, Wake Up”, a speech first made by Elizabeth Glaser in 1992 to the US Democratic National Convention, a landmark speech on the AIDS epidemic.

Here’s Nicola’s performance


Nicola was also involved with a group discussion of her performance of “America, Wake Up”


If you like either Nicola’s performance or the group discussion, please give a “thumbs up” on the YouTube site and/or leave a comment.

The gorgeous portrait of Nicola was taken by Todd MacDonald for this project. Todd is on Twitter and Instagram.