Nicola (as Nicola Cutcliffe) joined the group in 1995 making a great impact of one of the five sisters in Dancing at Lughnasa. She followed this with the hugely demanding central role in Woman in Mind when she never left the stage. Other notable appearances have been in Night of The Iguana, The and Lears Daughters which won the British Final in 2001 and later was performed in Monaco at the International Festival. She followed this by appearing as one of the sisters in Memory of Water, The in November 2001. She was in the festival winning production of The Allotment. In 2008 she scored a great success as the unfulfilled Harriet inThe Lightning Play.
The following year saw Nicky win two acting awards for her hilarious role as the garrulous blowsy maid in Who Was Hilary Maconochie??.
In 2016 she married fellow RDG actor Marc Anderson