Nancy gained an honours degree in Theatre Design from Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham (now Nottingham Trent University).
Nancy’s designs include: costume design Adventure to Oz (Chickenshed); The Rinse Cycle, (Unexpected Opera); African Gothic, My Children, My Africa!, Muswell Hill, (Two Sheds Theatre); Hamlet and King John, (LAMDA); Muswell Hill, (The White Bear); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and They’re Playing Our Song, (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); The Merry Wives of Windsor and Twelfth Night, (LAMDA); Dad's Army Marches On, Dad's Army and Allo Allo (Calibre Productions); The Corstorphine Road Nativity, (Edinburgh Festival Theatre); The Daughter-in-Law, (New Vic Theatre); Othello and Animal Farm, (Creation Theatre Co); Dangerous Corner, (New Vic Theatre); Can't Pay, Won't Pay! (Oldham Coliseum); The Secret Rapture, The Winter’s Tale, Indian Ink, To Kill A Mocking Bird, The Waters of the Moon, The Duchess of Malfi and The Rivals (Salisbury Playhouse); Mirror, Mirror, (The Play House, Birmingham); Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, (British Shakespeare Company); Private Lives, (British Playhouse Theatre, Singapore); The Accrington Pals, (The Dukes, Lancaster); Get Ken Barlow, (Palace Theatre Watford); a repertoire season of Much Ado About Nothing, Trojan Women and Privates on Parade (Jermyn Street Theatre); major tours of Aspects of Love and Noel and Gertie (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage) and Private Lives (Bolton Octagon).
Nancy designed the world premieres of The Road to Hell and Johnny Watkins Walks on Water, (Birmingham Repertory Theatre) and A Stinging Sea,(Glasgow Citizens Theatre).
Other productions include Talent, (Mercury Theatre, Colchester and Watford Palace); Kaahini and Bonded, (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); the stage premieres of Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia and My Beautiful Laundrette, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice,Tom Jones, Far from the Madding Crowd and Maurice (SNAP Theatre Company); touring productions of Beautiful Thing, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, He Said, She Said, and Don Quixote, (Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company); The Final Appearance of Miss Mamie Stuart and Stepping Out,(Torch Theatre) and Laurel and Hardy, Cheltenham Everyman.
Nancy designed Maxim Gorky’s Barbarians for Salisbury Playhouse, for which she was nominated for the TMA best designer award 2003.