Denise Nicholson

Denise Nicholson

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. After graduating drama school in London, Denise performed in critically acclaimed theatre productions in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This led to TV roles in BAFTA award winning drama series for the BBC and ITV. Since moving to LA, Denise has continued to work on stage, film, web series and commercials. Working with, among others, Funny or Die and UCB Digital Comedy.  Denise was delighted to perform in Theatre Unleashed productions of Ada and the Engine, The Anniversary Issue (now Tattered Capes) and Friends with Penalties. Denise is a member of Women in Film Los Angeles and BAFTA LA.

Meet the cast of Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson, opening March 21st!

Meet the cast of Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson, opening March 21st!

Theatre Unleashed is proud to announce the cast of Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Heidi Powers, opening March 21st at studio/stage!

The Cast

Clockwise from top left:

* Member of the Theatre Unleashed Ensemble
æ Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


About Ada and the Engine

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul-mate, Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge – a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

Ada and the Engine is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.


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Learn more about the show on the production page.