THE DUCHESS (short play) by Nicola Baldw

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about.

I'm a playwright and scriptwriter, occasional director. My plays have won the George Devine award, a Time Out theatre award and twice been shortlisted for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and BBC audio awards. NOSOCOMIAL won the 2019 CSO Partnering Citizens award from NHS England.

 

I’ve been Writers’ Tutor at the Royal Court Theatre, Associate Lecturer at Drama Centre /CSM, Royal Literary Fund Fellow at University of Greenwich and I'm currently Creative Fellow at UCL Urban Lab and Institute of Advanced Studies, writing on their cross-disciplinary research theme of 'Waste'. 

I'm delighted to be a 2019-2020 MGCfutures bursary recipient to write the first draft of my new play THE WOMAN FROM MARS about Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, and a 2020 Hospitalfield Resident.

WORK INCLUDES:

THEATRE

THE WOMAN FROM MARS

Winner: MGCfutures bursary award (2020)

New play about astronaut Helen Sharman, first Briton in space.

WE THE YOUNG STRONG

Winner: Ideastap ‘Stagetime’, East 15; Women at RADA at Arts Theatre.

Based on archive testimony of women radicalised by British Union of Fascists in 1930s.  Director Cat Robey; Criterion New Writing; Bloomsbury Theatre (2019).

 

​​NOSOCOMIAL

Winner: NHS England Chief Scientific Officer 'Partnering Citizens Award' (2019)

Science fiction drama co-created with NHS Scientists. Camden People's Theatre (2018), site-specific NHS (2019).

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HOTEL BASTILLE

Drunk & angry rock girlfriends stage a re-enactment of the French Revolution.

Royal Court commission. Collaboration with Urban Foxes. Camden People’s Theatre (2014).

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ALL SAINTS

Comedy about a well-meaning vicar and fake wedding scam, based on a true story.

Furious Theatre / Last Refuge. Transfer to King’s Head (2013)

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CONFETTI

Winner: George Devine award, Time Out best play; nom Susan Smith Blackburn.

Director Sarah Frankcom (1992), Helen Sheals (2012). Ovalhouse, Chelsea Centre, Last Refuge.

Two young women whose lives collide in a town centre pub in Huddersfield.

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​​23.59

Shortlisted: Susan Smith Brownlow Award. Director Sarah Frankcom.

Sheffield, music, friendship and a new millennium. Sheffield Crucible main stage.

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​​RADIO

ABDICATION: THE CRISIS OF WALLIS SIMPSON

Pier Productions for Radio 4 Director Celia de Wolff with Frances Barber as Wallis Simpson.

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EUSTON TO WHITECHAPEL

Pier Productions for Radio 4. Director Celia de Wolff with Matthew Marsh and Julia Ford.

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TONY AND ROSE

Shortlisted: BBC Audio Awards (2014).

Pier Productions for Radio 4. Director Celia de Wolff with Marcia Warren, Robert Glenister (2013)

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SEVEN SCENES

Shortlisted: BBC Audio Awards (2012)

Pier Productions for Radio 3, The Wire. Director Celia de Wolff with Lorraine Ashbourne.

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HAVE YOUR CAKE (series)

BBC Radio 4. Director Steven Canny. Drama series about a fictional cake club with Lesley Sharp, Tamsin Greig, Nisha Nayar and Neil Dudgeon. 

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EDWARD ALLEYN’S DEVIL

BBC Radio 4. Director Steven Canny with Richard McCabe as Edward Alleyn (2006)

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CHALKIE COBB

Winner: BBC Writers Room / Resonance commission; broadcast live, Resonance FM.

Director Jonny Brown. Future dystopia under closing ceremony of the 2010 London Olympics (2005).

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POPPY Q

Longlisted: Sony Award.

Radio 3 ‘The Wire’. Director Polly Thomas. Found audio fragments provide a jigsaw of clues in the search for a missing woman, with Katy Cavanagh, Claudie Blakley.

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TELEVISION

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THE LAUNDRESS; NORTHERN LIGHTS; MACHINAL: (TV Series) outlines (2020)

NORTHERN STAR (TV Series, unproduced)

Series development / pilot script, United /Mammoth

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WHERE THE HEART IS (TV Series)

8 x 60 minutes episodes

 

NIGHT AND DAY (TV Series)

3 episodes / omnibus commission, Granada / ITV

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THE GIFT (TV Movie)

Adaptation of my stage play for BBC Learning Zone,

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LONDON BRIDGE (TV Series)

Two episode commission ITV

 

CAPITAL LIVES (TV Series)

Single drama episode: ‘Proud’, Carlton / ITV 

 

FILM / DIGITAL  (as writer unless otherwise stated)​

MILO 11

Feature screenplay (2019, unproduced)

NORTHERN LIGHTS

Feature screenplay (2019, unproduced)

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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)​.

Shorts:

OF SHADOWS AND WALLS, FALLING UNDER, distributed by Lux.

 

Various music videos, educational and corporate films.

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​​OTHER

Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Resident 2020

MGCfutures Award recipient 2019 – 2020

UCL Creative Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Studies / UCL Urban Lab 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 Fellowship, 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.

 
 

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