b. 18 January 1905, Snaresbrook, Essex, England, d. 3 April 1983, London, England. Hickman worked as an actor in the UK and also in the USA, where he appeared on Broadway in Bird In Hand (1929). Mainly, though, he was active in London where, from the early 30s, he became best known for his work as a director. In the 30s he worked on several revues in the Sweet And Low series, and also directed musicals such as Song Of Norway (1946, which ran for over a year), The Red Mill (1947), the long-running London production of Annie Get Your Gun (1947), Cage Me A Peacock (1948), a further staging of Song Of Norway (1949), Dear Miss Phoebe (1950), Zip Goes A Million (1951), Love From Judy (1952), Wedding In Paris (1954), The Water Gipsies (1955), and Summer Song (1956). Hickman remained active as a director overseas, including the Broadway production of Black Chiffon (1950), and also in Australia and South Africa.