Local director honoured with Catherine Zeta Jones and Bonnie Tyler

Nick Evans was awarded Services to the Arts. Bonnie Tyler received Service to Music. Credit: Nick Evans

A director from Swansea has been recognised alongside superstars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Bonnie Tyler at the Lord Mayor’s Summer Honours.

Nick Evans, who is 42 and went to Morriston Comprehensive School, received the Services to the Arts award.

This is the inaugural year for Swansea's Lord Mayor’s Honours.

Nick and Alan Curtis, who received Services to Sport. Credit: Nick Evans

Nick was recognised for his Services to the Arts, which have included a nine year period as Artistic Director of the internationally-renowned West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company, and also work on major shows both in London and internationally.

Nick with Hollywood Star Michael Sheen, both were members of the West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company. Credit: Nick Evans

Nick has worked as an Associate Director on a range of shows, including Billy Elliot the Musical in London's West End, and the Arena Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar starring Tim Minchin, Mel C and Chris Moyles.

Nick with Mel C in Jesus Christ Superstar Credit: Nick Evans
Nick is currently taking 'Mary Poppins' across the UK. Credit: PA

Nick is currently working for Sir Cameron Mackintosh as part of the team taking 'Mary Poppins' across the UK.

The show will visit The Wales Millennium Centre in December this year.