For inquiries regarding performance rights, please contact Playwrights Guild of Canada

For detailed production history,  please contact Nicolle directly.


One Woman/One Act

Suddenly 50 explores the journey of one woman’s rite of passage into 50. Suddenly 50 is like the ultimate marathon Netflix series of LIFE. “Season 50”begins with a killer Opening, cliff-hangers, flashbacks to the past and a whole lot of midlife you didn’t expect including an all inclusive vacation with your aging parents, gall-bladder surgery and what to do with the broken pieces.

Article about the play, Nanaimo News Bulletin  here.


Suddenly 50 has received full productions at the 2022 Speakeasy Festival at the Sunset Theatre, 2022 Cultivate the Arts Festival on Gabriola Island and at Vancouver Island University, Malaspina Theatre in Nanaimo.

Here’s what artists and audiences are saying-

Suddenly 50 takes its audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions, which is my favourite kind of theatre! It is a deeply personal yet universal story beautifully told by its immensely engaging and talented creator and performer, Nicolle Nattrass.”

Julia Mackey, Actor/Playwright (Jake’s Gift)

“Suddenly 50 resonated so profoundly that I was moved to tears and cheers. Nicolle Nattrass delivers a poignantly funny and insightful edification on what it means to find yourself at the middle of your life. It’s a tour-de-force performance that’s not to be missed by the young, old and everyone in between.”

Karen Jeffery , Artistic Director Sunset Theatre


“The words gotta dance and these do. You Go NATTRASS, double crank that truth, comedy, shotgun—and as the song says “hit me with your best shot… FIIIIRE AWAAAY” 

David Gow, Playwright/Actor/Director (Cherry Docs)


“This is a gorgeous piece of storytelling – smart, poignant, hopeful and deeply affecting. Nicolle is a masterful writer and performer and Suddenly 50 is something very special.”

Michaela Jeffery, Playwright WROL (Without Rule of Law)


“Nicolle’s work in “Suddenly 50” is grounded, compelling, and energized. Raw, funny, engaging storytelling with a deep depth of honesty. Highly recommend it. Great writing, excellent performance, superb show.”   

Brendan Bailey, Actor/Playwright (Sawney’s Legacy)

Social Media Response from Sept. 15th/2022 Fundraiser Performance 

* It was a fun night that made my friends and I laughed, gasped, cried and reflected on for hours. Thank you for creating this for us to experience!!

* Thank you Nicolle! Thank you for putting your life and passion and humor out there for all of us to relate to. Happy tears and big hugs to you, BRAVA! *

* Impressive show, great performance. Awesome !! The production was fantastic and Nicolle was amazing

* It was a lot of fun. Such a fantastic show! Yes it was an amazing performance!!!  So talented!  Nicolle is a gift.   I can hardly wait for Suddenly 60.

* It was incredibly funny, moving & relatable!  My new favorite word is fu#@!duddy!

2023 DATES for Performances will be announced soon. If you would like to contribute to the Tour Campaign, visit my Square Up shop here.




One Act/One Woman Show

1998 Nominated for “Outstanding Original Play” & “Outstanding Performance” at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.

Meet Veronica Delight, a 28 year old Brownie, Girl Guide of Canada as she tackles issues like virginity, the Canada Student Loan system, ghosts and other urban myths. This orgiastic excavation of a radical Brownie is sure to make you burst into the Grand Howl!




Full length/3 women

Beatrice wins a mother and daughter spa weekend getaway courtesy of “Good House-keeping Magazine,” in order to spend some much needed quality time with her mother, Jeanine. What unfolds as they encounter an unexpected guest is both comedic and poignant as they try to connect and come to terms with their relationship.

This full length play received developmental readings & workshops at the following theatres:

  • Playwrights Theatre Centre, Vancouver BC directed by Chappelle Jaffe. Dramaturg: Elizabeth Foon Dancoes.
  • Theatre One’s Emerging Voices Series, Nanaimo BC, directed by Garry Davey.
  • Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver, directed by Nicola Cavendish.



One Act/ 2 Men, 1 Woman

On the verge of a big city stress breakdown, Jackie pays a visit to her student dentist. Amidst the sound of the drills, she faces her fear of the dentist and while under the influence of “gas”, she takes a roller coaster ride back to drugs, rock and roll and her teen years. But can her dentist extract the pain of her past?


This play was selected for a Dramaturg Residency in 2018 at the Sunset Theatre in Wells, BC.


One Act/2 Women

Trixie and Chicie, International superstars and Guru’s (at least in their own minds),  travel the Seminar Circuit sharing their wisdom and their patented formula they call “The Shift”. They share all that you need to change your life. It’s no “Secret” there’s no book and you don’t have to buy the DVD! They’re famous! They’re hot and they’re here!

This play was featured as part of ‘Spotlight Series’ at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo BC as well as being adapted for television comedy show, She Kills Me.


One Act/1 Man, 1 Woman

Meet Sid and Dot. Freshly evicted from their abandoned car and now on the street. Dot is forced to get a job today. Sid (her husband) drills her in preparation for her next job interview. Sid is unemployable. Dot is armed with cell phone, calculator, laptop and briefcase in hand, ready to face a new day.

This play was developed in Toronto with performance artist, Lo Bil & actor/sound designer, Paul Tedeschini.


One Act/ 2 men, 1 women
(For ages 4 and up)

It’s the night before Christmas in the Loddington household and everyone is asleep, waiting for Santa…but not everyone. Meet Teddy, Silverglitter and Thomas Longbottom who eagerly await Santa’s arrival and take you on a magical ride.* Based on the short stories of Oscar Wilde: The Remarkable Rocket, The Selfish Giant, The Happy Prince and more.

This play was commissioned by the Chemainus Theatre festival and received a professional production as part of the Discovery KidZplay series at the Chemainus Theatre festival in Nov. 2010.


Wilde Holiday Shorts was also featured as a reading for the 2011 Kaleidoscope Theatre Family Theatre Festival


Full length/Musical Revue/ 4 men, 2 women

co-written with Mark DuMez

Meet the Cornwall Family, everyone’s favourite family as they arrive in their country cottage on Christmas Eve where surprise guests, mishaps and laughter filled songs ring in the holiday season. This is a warm, wacky holiday comedy including classic Christmas songs from James Taylor, Karen Carpenter, John Denver and many more.

This play received a full production at the Chemainus Theatre Festival in 2011, directed by Julie McIsaac.

Chemainus Theatre Festival 2011


Full length play with music/ 4 men, 3 women

co-written with Mark DuMez

The Cornwall family is back to celebrate Christmas! This year, Harry and Judy are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and this begins a whole new adventure that includes travel, sand, sea and some new Christmas traditions. This holiday comedy is full of surprises and is sure to light up your holiday season.

This play received a full production at the Chemainus Theatre Festival in 2017, directed by Barbara Tomasic.

Chemainus Theatre Festival 2017



One Act, One Woman

Mamahood: Bursting into Light is a witty and profoundly moving ode to motherhood written & performed by Nicolle Nattrass. A mother, a playwright (PGC), and an actress (CAEA), Jessie Award-nominated Nicolle Nattrass shares her story with humor. She courageously shares her struggle to be a “PERFECT Mom”, the shock of being labelled an “Older Parent”, to confronting the endless choices of parenthood, the pain of sleep deprivation, along with the heartache and joy of her own post-partum experience. 

Warning: Strong Language, Mature Content.Not suitable for children.

This play received full productions at the following theatres:

Theatre One, 2014

Firehall Arts Centre– 2016

Soulo Festival Toronto– 2017

Phoenix Theatre UVIC-  2018