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.
Clockwise from top left:
- Alex Knoxæ – Charles Babbage
- Jessie Sherman – Ada Lovelace
- Gregory Crafts*æ – Lord Lovelace
- Denise Nicholson* – Anabella Byron
- Casey Hunter – Lord Byron
- Michelle Holmes*æ – Mary Somerville
* 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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