Nicola Baldwin is a playwright and scriptwriter. Her first play Confetti won the 1993 George Devine award and Time Out award. Her work has been commissioned or produced by the Royal Court Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange, Sheffield Crucible, Bath Theatre Royal (The Egg), Unicorn Theatre and National Theatre Education, and plays include The Rib Cage (1998), 23.59 (1999) and All Saints (2013). She adapted Beowulf (2007) andMetropolis (2008) for large-scale youth theatre productions and has written a number of science-based plays for Y Touring.
Recent radio plays include Seven Scenes (for BBC Radio 3’s The Wire series, 2011), Tony and Rose (2013) and Euston to Whitechapel (2014, BBC Radio 4). Television credits include Night and Day, London Bridge, Where the Heart Is as well as storylining and development for other shows, and she is currently writing an original TV drama series. Nicola is co-director of the new writing company Furious Theatre and has set up writers’ events at various venues including shop-front ‘pop-up theatres’. She runs playwriting workshops in schools, workplaces and for theatres, and was writers’ tutor at the Royal Court young writers’ programme (1997–2000) and associate lecturer at Drama Centre, London 2005-2012.
Born in Yorkshire, Nicola read English at University College, London. From 1985 she worked as a camera operator and director, mainly of music videos and short films, with screenings at the London Film Festival, ICA and Whitechapel Gallery and installations at Riverside Studios and the Royal Festival Hall. She lives in London.