Nicola Baldwin is a writer and director. Commissions include: Royal Court, Royal Exchange, Crucible, Bath Theatres, Unicorn, Carlton TV, ITV Drama, BBC Drama, Resonance FM, The Place, Whitechapel Gallery, Skreba, World Productions. She has won the George Devine award, Time Out theatre award, twice been shortlisted for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and BBC Audio awards. She was UCL Creative Fellow, Visiting Fellow, MGCfutures bursary recipient for Woman From Mars, and Royal Literary Fund Fellow.
Recent work includes: Camberwell Green and Madison Chorus for BBC Radio 4; audio installation One Story Many Voices for Imperial War Museum. Her drama series Have Your Cake is available on Audible. She is part of The Writers Lab UK & Ireland 2022-2023 with her sci-fi feature Black Moss.
Jointly with Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green, Nicola set up the Nosocomial project, which tells 'hospital acquired' stories of Healthcare Science. Nosocomial won the 2019 CSO Partnering Patients and Citizens award from the Chief Scientific Officer and 2020 Antibiotic Guardian award for public engagement and was at Bloomsbury Festival in October. She was Creative Director of the Rise of the Resistance festival to raise awareness of AMR.
BLACK MOSS Feature screenplay (The Writers Lab UK&I 2022-2023)
MILO 11 Feature screenplay (2022)
THE CRISIS OF WALLIS SIMPSON Feature screenplay adap. radio play (2022)
LA BIOTIQUE Short film. Written by Rahila Gupta, directed by Nicola Baldwin (2021)
NOSOCOMIAL Short film. Written & directed by Nicola Baldwin (2021)
DUCHESS, REVOLT! Short film. Written & directed by Nicola Baldwin (2020)
THINGS I COULDN’T TELL YOU Monologues. Wellcome Genome Campus/ Theatre of Debate.
THE KNIFEGRINDER Feature screenplay (2012)
THE DREAM TICKET (BABYISH) Feature screenplay. World productions / Skreba (unproduced)
OF SHADOWS AND WALLS; FALLING UNDER Short dance films. Directed by Nicola Baldwin.
Choreographers: Suzanne Scott; Rosemary Butcher Dance, distributed by Lux.
As director, music and corporate videos eg St.Etienne, Ragged Boys, Philips.
Previously 4 Years experience film camera operator /assistant.
THE THWARTING OF BARON BOLLIGREW Audio adaptation of screenplay by Robert Bolt.
Mercury Pictures USA. Director Celia de Wolff (2023).
ONE STORY, MANY VOICES: ALONE BUT TOGETHER / THE SCOTS PINE
Story Futures Academy with Manchester Jewish Museum and Devil's Porridge Museum for Imperial War Museum. Director Nicola Baldwin (2021)
CAMBERWELL GREEN. Part 1 - ALL ROUTES; Part 2 - ON DIVERSION
Pier Productions for Radio 4. Director Celia de Wolff (2021)
EMPTY STAGES: MADISON CHORUS
Pier Productions for Radio 4. Director Celia de Wolff (2021)
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)
SEVEN SCENES Shortlisted: BBC Audio Awards (2012)
Pier Productions for Radio 3, The Wire. Director Celia de Wolff.
HAVE YOUR CAKE BBC Radio 4 (2008) / Audible (2021)
Director Steven Canny (6 x 45 series, 2008).
EDWARD ALLEYN’S DEVIL BBC Radio 4. Director Steven Canny (2006)
CHALKIE COBB Winner: BBC Writers Room / Resonance FM commission.
Director Jonny Brown; Resonance FM (broadcast live, 2005).
POPPY Q Longlisted: Sony Award. Radio 3 ‘The Wire’. Director Polly Thomas.
THE LAUNDRESS (Series dev, 2021)
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
CABARET HAVANA (2022)
Director Tiffany King; Composer Tarek Merchant. Musical. British Youth Music Theatre / The Mack
THE NERVOUS STATE (2022) Adapted from Journal Under The Terror 1938 by F K Lucas
Created in collaboration with Professor Julie Gottlieb. Montgomery Theatre; Being Human Festival 2022.
Hybrid AMR drama /science. Devised and directed by Nicola Baldwin in collaboration with Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green. Rise of the Resistance festival (2021); Wellcome Collection; Bloomsbury Festival (2022).
SOCK THE PUPPET / REMEMBER REMEMBER!
Nosocomial Project shows for children. Rise of the Resistance festival (2021); Bloomsbury Festival (2022).
WOMAN FROM MARS
Winner: MGCfutures bursary (2019-2020), Hospitalfield residency.
Director Cat Robey; Miniaturists/ Arcola (work in progress 2019).
Written and directed by Nicola Baldwin. UCL Urban Lab / IAS Creative Fellowship (2019-2020)
Created in collaboration with Dr Pushpa Arabindoo, UCL Urban Lab
Winner: NHS England Chief Scientific Officer 'Partnering Citizens Award' (2019), Antibiotic Guardian award for Public Engagement. Co-created with Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green and NHS Healthcare Scientists.
Camden People's Theatre; Rise of the Resistance festival; various site-specific shows (2018-2020).
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).
HOTEL BASTILLE Royal Court commission. Produced in collaboration with Urban Foxes.
Director Saskia Marland; Camden People’s Theatre (2014).
ALL SAINTS Furious Theatre / Last Refuge.
Director Helen Sheals; Last Refuge (2013); transfer to King’s Head (2013)
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.
23.59 Shortlisted: Susan Smith Brownlow Award.
Director Sarah Frankcom; Sheffield Crucible (main stage).
THE RIB CAGE Royal Exchange Theatre (Royal Court commission)
Director Gordon Anderson.
Other plays: THE GIFT, CRACKED, LEAP OF FAITH, BEOWULF, METROPOLIS, THE EYES OF MARIE THERESE.
Public Engagement Precision AMR / Creative Director, Rise Of The Resistance
Visiting Fellow, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies 2020-2022
Hospitalfield resident 2020.
UCL Creative Fellow 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 (Scriptwriting), 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.
Rachel Daniels, Berlin Associates email@example.com
Painting 'The Duchess' by Grace Maran https://gracemaran.com/
All website photos & stills by Nicola Baldwin unless otherwise credited
Rise of the Resistance festival https://www.nosocomial.online/
Nosocomial videos and podcasts
LUX Film and Video https://lux.org.uk/artist/nicola-baldwin