Nick Ahad


Nick Ahad is a multiple award winning journalist, writer and broadcaster working across TV, theatre and radio.

Plays include: Redcoats (National Tour 2019, Mikron Theatre Company), Glory (National Tour, 2019, Dukes Theatre, Red Ladder, Tamasha) Partition (2017, 2018, Leeds Playhouse/BBC Radio), The Chef Show (National Tour 2016, 2018, 2019, Ragged Edge Productions, Stage Performance of the Year Rural Touring Awards 2018, Best Live Performance Cumbria Life Culture Awards), Coming Home Together (BBC Radio Leeds), Muslamic Love Story (DepArts), Second Gen (DepArts), A Muslim, A Jew and A Christian Walk into A Room; My Mum the Racist; Inner Voices (JB Shorts) and Nor Any Drop (Northern Tour Red Ladder/Peshkar); Muslamic Love Story (Theatre in the Mill, Bradford).

Radio work includes four-part comedy Umbreen’s Junction for BBC Sounds, starring Reece Dinsdale and co-written and co-directed with Yasmeen Khan. He also wrote the opening episode of a five-episode audio drama produced by Claybody Theatre.

He is currently under commission with Leeds Playhouse, Rifco Theatre Company and Northern Broadsides.

His TV writing includes an episode of Better, a BBC primetime drama made by Sister Pictures, several episodes of Emmerdale and an original series developed by BBC Drama and Avatar Productions. He has an original series in development with SISTER Pictures and was the runner up in the Red Planet Prize in 2020.

As a broadcaster he has presented hundreds of hours of live radio for the BBC and many on-camera events for arts organisations and festivals. Nick is an award-nominated broadcaster for BBC Radio Leeds where he has presented his own weekend shows since 2014. In November 2020 he joined the leading Radio 4 arts programme Front Row as a presenter. Nick has appeared on BBC Breakfast as a cultural commentator and hosted dozens of live events for festivals and arts organisations.

Former Arts Editor of the Yorkshire Post, he is currently the Yorkshire Post theatre correspondent/ chief critic and his feature writing has appeared in the Guardian and The Independent. He regularly reviews theatre for the Guardian.