Nigel Osner is a stylish and quirky performer, mainly of his own words and lyrics. To get a flavour of his performance Please

He takes an amusing and bitter-sweet look at love, sex, and life's milestones. He has appeared at the St James Studio, the Pheasantry, the Crazy Coqs, Pizza on the Park, the King's Head Theatre, Islington, the Jermyn Street Theatre and the Distraction Club, among other places. His characters include both men , women and the supernatural! His vampire, Prince Osnovski, sometimes gets an outing at more alternative venues. He is very grateful to the directors Pat Garrett and Janine Wood for helping him develop his unique style. He is also grateful to the extremely talented accompanists and composers he has worked with. They include Paul Ayres, Stephen Nash and Tom Wakeley.

In 2016 Nigel took his show `Angel to Vampire!' to the Edinburgh Fringe, where he performed at the Space Triplex throughout August. In the show he takes a wry look at the yearnings in his life. He illustrates them with his original songs and stories and introduces several new characters, including the Archangel Gabriel, who gives up his day job to join a jazz band in New Orleans. Since then he has performed `Angel to vampire!' at the St James Studio and several other Fringes, including Buxton, where he was nominated as a recognition of excellence for new writing.

In 2018 Nigel developed his show `Too young to stay in, too old to go out!'. The show is about the challenges and occasional opportunities for those who can no longer claim, even to themselves, that they are young. He looks at dating, love, work, holidays - even the gym! There's lots of humour but with a bitter sweet edge. Performances in 2018 at the Brighton and Camden Fringes and at the King's Head theatre Islington. In 2019 he took the show to the Edinburgh Fringe. After the gap resulting from the pandemic, he is now performing it again. There is an associated podcast with the same name. It can be found on Spotify and other platforms.

In 2022 Nigel devised a new show called `Still ticking!' The title relates to a near death experience he had during a heart procedure in 2021. Nigel examines 25 years of writing and performing. He illustrates his story with original songs and monologues by eclectic characters, including a man on a challenging date, a woman who has given up men, a jaded rock star and a fangless vampire. The show aims to amuse but has some bitter sweet moments, for 25 years means getting a lot older!


In 2013 Nigel played Adam, an eccentric artist's model, in 'Wrapped in the sun', a new play in the Camden Fringe Festival.

Early in 2014 Nigel played Castrucccio, a drag queen, in a very original version of 'The Duchess of Malfi'! Set in a seedy London of the nineteeen fifties, including a club called Malfi, the play was re-entitled 'Cover her face', with an all male cast. It was put on at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, a quirky venue which worked rather well, especially the stage in front of a large heart edged with red lightbulbs! The Duchess was played by the performer la john joseph. For reviews, please see the reviews page.

In 2015 Nigel played Binkie, a rather precious poet, in a new black comedy. It is called `A rather English murder' and is set in Hampstead in the 1950's.






"Nigel electrified a highly sophisticated audience." Sally Davis

"Nigel was just so good. I'm in love with him." Irene Cockroft

"Thank you so much for making my birthday weekend so memorable. Tributes continue to flow in to your wit and flair." Sheila Thompson