The Nick Darke Archive

Falmouth University is delighted to hold the professional archive of Nick Darke, following the generous donation of papers from his family.

The Collection contains a broad range of preparatory work and scripts for his 30 plays, along with publicity, promotional material, photographs and correspondence. Nick's work for television, film and radio is also well represented. Inspiring, humbling, humorous, and at times deeply moving, the records document Nick's interest in environmental issues, music, Cornish history and culture, as well as his recovery from a stroke in 2001. Nick's wife, Jane, continues to be involved with both the Collection and its use.

The Collection is complemented well by other holdings relating to performance activity in Cornwall, including the archives of Wildworks and Kneehigh theatre companies, the latter whom Nick wrote for on many occasions.

The Collection is widely available to all, by appointment in the Library on the Penryn Campus. We enthusiastically welcome applicants to the Nick Darke Award keen to learn more about his craft.

For more information or to arrange access please contact us: