21 Dec 2021

Nick Barlow


Nick started working at Polyglot in 1998. His first job was keeping kids from running onto the stage during performances. Now, after more than 20 years, he’s more likely to be inviting them into the show to play together.

Alongside his work with Polyglot, Nick has worked extensively as a physical performer, puppeteer, designer and animator with companies including Melinda Hetzel & Co, National Theatre of Great Britain and Cirque Du Soleil.

He has also created and performed his own work including participatory art event Lake, live-action puppet video game Nuku and live-streamed durational performance Conservatory.

Nick is passionate about play, and always inspired by children’s ideas and creativity.

Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.