Nicola Baldwin | British Youth Music Theatre

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Nicola Baldwin

Nicola Baldwin was a film maker and music video director before writing her first play Confetti; performed at Ovalhouse on a budget of £500, with a ‘set’ chalked on the walls, it won the George Devine award. Commissions and productions include Royal Court, Royal Exchange, Sheffield Crucible (main stage), Unicorn, Place Theatre, Theatre of Debate. Her plays have won a Time Out theatre award, twice been shortlisted for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and BBC Audio awards. She is an MGCfutures bursary recipient for her latest play Woman From Mars and inaugural Creative Fellow at University College London.

Nicola was an Associate lecturer at Drama Centre / CSM and, as writing tutor for the Royal Court theatre, established the Young Writers Programme at Sloane Square. Her writing for young performers includes large scale shows for Albany Youth Theatre, NT Education, and adaptations of Metropolis and Beowulf for Storm On The Lawn at Bath Theatres (the egg). She has written for episodic TV, two short single dramas, and is developing an original series. She writes regularly for radio, recently a two-part crime thriller Camberwell Green starring Chizzy Akudolu, and Madison Chorus. Her series Have Your Cake is on audible.

Jointly with Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green of Great Ormond Street Hospital, Nicola set up the Nosocomial project in 2019, which uses drama to tell 'hospital acquired' stories of health and science. Nosocomial won the 2019 CSO Partnering Patients and Citizens award from the Chief Scientific Officer and 2020 Antibiotic Guardian award. She was Creative Director of 2021 Rise Of The Resistance festival, and public engagement coordinator for the Precision AMR £3m research initiative into antimicrobial resistance.