Nicola Baldwin is a writer for performance. She creates work on commission, in collaboration, on her own initiative – about love, friendship, science, space, politics, history, and the stupendous crises of ordinary life. She writes for theatre, radio, TV, film, installation, abandoned spaces, for audiences. Commissions include: Royal Court, Royal Exchange, Crucible, Bath Theatres (the egg), Unicorn, Theatre of Debate, BBC Radio 4 & 3 (The Wire), ResonanceFM, The Place, Whitechapel Gallery, World Productions. Current projects: Wasteland, Woman From Mars; adapting Nosocomial for museums/online; Camberwell Green for BBC Radio 4.
Nicola won the George Devine award for Confetti, NHS England CSO (Chief Scientific Officer) award jointly with Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green for Nosocomial, Time Out theatre award, and twice been shortlisted for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and BBC Audio awards. She is a 2020 Hospitalfield resident, an inaugural UCL Creative Fellow at Urban Lab, and 2019-2020 MGCfutures bursary recipient for Woman From Mars.
Rachel Daniels, Berlin Associates
LUX Film and Video
WOMAN FROM MARS (2021)
Winner: MGCfutures bursary award (2019-2020).
Director Cat Robey; Miniaturists/ Arcola (work in progress 2019).
WE THE YOUNG STRONG
Winner: Ideastap ‘Stagetime’, East 15; Women at RADA at Arts Theatre.
Director Cat Robey; Criterion New Writing; Bloomsbury Theatre (main stage 2019).
Winner: NHS England Chief Scientific Officer 'Partnering Citizens Award' (2019)
Co-created with Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green and NHS Healthcare Scientists.
Director Hannah Jones; Camden People's Theatre, site-specific NHS (2018-2020).
Royal Court commission. Produced in collaboration with Urban Foxes.
Director Saskia Marland; Camden People’s Theatre (2014).
Furious Theatre / Last Refuge.
Director Helen Sheals; Last Refuge (2013); transfer to King’s Head (2013)
Winner: George Devine award, Time Out best play; nom. Susan Smith Blackburn.
Director Sarah Frankcom (1992), Helen Sheals (2012). Ovalhouse, Chelsea Centre, Last Refuge.
Shortlisted: Susan Smith Brownlow Award.
Director Sarah Frankcom; Sheffield Crucible (main stage).
THE RIB CAGE
Director Gordon Anderson; Royal Exchange Theatre (Royal Court commission)
Various youth theatre productions including:
THE GIFT, CRACKED, LEAP OF FAITH, BEOWULF, METROPOLIS, THE EYES OF MARIE THERESE.
ABDICATION: THE CRISIS OF WALLIS SIMPSON
Pier Productions for Radio 4. Director Celia de Wolff (2016).
EUSTON TO WHITECHAPEL
Pier Productions for Radio 4. Director Celia de Wolff (2015).
TONY AND ROSE
Shortlisted: BBC Audio Awards (2014).
Pier Productions for Radio 4. Director Celia de Wolff (2013)
Shortlisted: BBC Audio Awards (2012)
Pier Productions for Radio 3, The Wire. Director Celia de Wolff.
HAVE YOUR CAKE
BBC Radio 4. Director Steven Canny (6 x 45 series, 2008).
EDWARD ALLEYN’S DEVIL
BBC Radio 4. Director Steven Canny (2006)
Winner: BBC Writers Room / Resonance FM commission.
Director Jonny Brown; Resonance FM (broadcast live, 2005).
Longlisted: Sony Award. Radio 3 ‘The Wire’. Director Polly Thomas.
THE LAUNDRESS; NORTHERN LIGHTS (Series outlines, 2020)
NORTHERN STAR (Series development / pilot script, United /Mammoth)
WHERE THE HEART IS (TV Series) 8 x 60 minutes episodes
NIGHT AND DAY (TV Series) 3 episodes / omnibus commission, Granada / ITV
THE GIFT (TV Movie) Adaptation of stage play for BBC Learning Zone,
LONDON BRIDGE (TV Series) Two episode commission ITV
CAPITAL LIVES (TV Series) Single drama episode: ‘Proud’, Carlton / ITV
Feature screenplay (2019, unproduced)
Feature screenplay (2019, unproduced)
THINGS I COULDN’T TELL YOU
5 video monologues based on ABC v St George's NHS Trust.
Wellcome Genome Campus/ Genomics / Theatre of Debate (2018).
THE DREAM TICKET (BABYCAKES)
World productions / Skreba (feature screenplay)
OF SHADOWS AND WALLS; FALLING UNDER
Collaborations with Suzanne Scott; Rosemary Butcher Dance, distributed by Lux.
Music videos and corporate films including St.Etienne, Heavenly Records, Philips.
Camera operator / assistant camera, various shorts and documentaries.
Visiting Fellow, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies 2020-2021
UCL Creative Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Studies / UCL Urban Laboratory (2019-2020)
Great Ormond Street Hospital visiting writer, funded RLF & NIHR BRC at GOSH
Research Fellowship, Royal Literary Fund (2016-2019) Advisory Fellow, (2014-2016)
Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow, University of Greenwich (2012-2014)
Judge / Dramaturg Kings Cross Award
Associate Lecturer (Scripts), Drama Centre London / Central St Martins
Writers Tutor, Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme
Workshop tutor: Sheffield Theatres, Leeds Playhouse Youth Theatre, Unilever, Royal Court Writers on Schools, NT Education, Healthcare Science Student Network.
Listen to tracks from Junior XL soundtrack for WE THE YOUNG STRONG.
Wasteland had a first read-through on 16 July 2020, via zoom, with:
Rebecca Crankshaw as LOU
Jimena Larraguivel as ROSA
Tara Kearney as JESS
Shreya Patel as THE PLAY
Watch the recording of the first (Zoom-adapted draft), and read script onscreen.