28 September 2022
Best Supporting Performance Nomination– UK Theatre Awards
"Best Supporting Performance (in a musical or play)
Nishla Smith – Kes, an Octagon Theatre and Theatre By The Lake co-production
Nicola Hughes – Into The Woods, a Theatre Royal Bath Production
Robert Jackson – Brief Encounter, a Stephen Joseph Theatre, Octagon Theatre and Theatre By The Lake co-production"
16 March 2022
Review: 'Kes' The Guardian
★★★★ "All the while, Smith circles, the embodiment of the kestrel, under the precise movement direction of Jennifer Jackson. She becomes only more ethereal as she sings dreamy renditions of The Girl from Ipanema and It Might as Well Be Spring. Her voice is exquisite, a symbol of unreachable beauty."