Selected Press


Nicholas Hope is magnetic as Quinn, the arch competitor of the group, a bewigged yoga freak whose last-ditch declaration of love takes the form of a bizarre mime routine. (Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

Nicholas Hope is a bullish, potent Quinn, sexy and self-assured despite his age. His full embodiment of the man's man we loathe to love commands the stage each time he walks its length. (Lisa Thatcher)

Nicholas Hope shows himself to be quite the force of nature, playing the role of Quinn with extraordinary focus and strength. His no-holds-barred mode of performance is disarming and wonderfully mesmerising. (Suzy Wong, Theatre Reviews Australian Theatre)

The cast is simply spectacular. The four men played by Nicolas Hope, Thomas Campbell, Philip Dodd and Arky Michael are a ragged bunch of loons thrown together through circumstance and slowly being driven crazy by the heavily looming prospect of death. (Whitney Fitzsimmons, Stage Whispers)

Director Kate Gaul's production is superb. The cast is top class, and they bring to life Walsh's snappy word play ... The monologues by Nicholas Hope and Thomas Campbell alone will get me back a second time. (Veronic Kaye, Theatre Red)


Nicholas Hope commits so thoroughly to the role of Reddman that the character instantly jumped to the top of my list of best villains for 2012. I loved how he was so obsessed with rules and order, to the point where in his delusion, he almost seemed reasonable. He's one of the few cinematic killers I can think of who presents himself in a way that you honestly think you might be able to negotiate your way out of his clutches by playing along, without losing any of his inherent menace ... he's so serious and free of meta self awareness that you never doubt the character's sincerity or stop seeing him as a threat. (The Cinema File #121)

... Nicholas Hope as Redd is so gleeful in his sinister portrayal that you can't help but have a good time ... (Nicholas Strange, Strange Amusements)

Nicholas Hope plays the demented Redd ... He is at once despicable and admirable. Sinister and studious. Redd has a perverse logic motivating his deranged actions that almost makes sense .... His passion for running a productive office is almost respectable, until he starts cutting off heads for poor performance. There are complicated facets to Redd, and Hope conveys all of them at once, even in singular moments. (Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt)


"...Nicholas Hope delivered one of the most riveting monologues on a Sydney stage all year." Time Out-Sydney

"Hope is outstanding as the Red Cross worker ..." - Sydney Morning Herald
(Ride On Theatre)


Hope gives an astonishing performance, while the film manages marvellously to weave grotesque humour from the indefensible. (Empire Online)

Nicholas Hope gives a brave and sometimes astonishing performance as the naive "wild child." (David Stratton, Variety)

Bubby, brilliantly incarnated by Nicholas Hope, a Manchester-born Australian, mimics what he hears, like any kid. If the last person he heard was an upper-class woman, he raises his voice. If it's a dog, he barks. He meets anger, bafflement, violence and occasional kindness. Befriended by a band, he becomes a charismatic front-man, shouting what's been said to him into the mike in an angry stream-of-consciousness bellow (this bit is strangely believable). (The Guardian)

The edgy lead performance by Nicholas Hope is key to the film's success, managing to make Bubby a figure that is both sympathetic and at times quite frightening. (Judd Blaise, Rovi, New York Times)

...character actor Nicholas Hope puts in a superior performance as the number one bad boy himself, Bubby. On screen for practically every minute of the film's slightly overlong two-hour running time, Hope really breathes life into his unassuming character, giving us both humor and pathos in equal measures. Hope apparently studied autistic people for his role, and his homework has certainly paid off, making his character wholly believable and sympathetic. With Hope, Bubby's most transcendent moments ... are made almost magical. (DVD Verdict)