In 2009, Nic produced and directed his own play Virtually in Love at London’s popular fringe theatre, The White Bear, where it ran for 3 weeks. The cast included Ben Willens as Brad, Tim Robinson as Myles, Rebecca Santos as Gina, Dawn Anderson as Jessica and James Langlee as Javier.
The play kicks off with a bizarre and comical Internet date that sees two ad men fighting over one gorgeous girl in media. When their restless approach to love spills over to affect a fourth person, events take a dark turn and ultimately lead to tragedy.
With so many in the audience urging him to adapt the play for the small screen, Nic began writing the screenplay in 2010. Having mapped out a structure for the film version, he found he wanted to delve deeper into the characters which meant turning the play into a novel – so that’s what he did. The end result was the novel called The Internet Date.
In 2010, with the help of his brother Jim Meacock, Nic produced the radio version of his play, which you can download free by clicking Virtually in Love Radio Play.