Ella Hickson burst onto the theatre scene in 2008 with her debut play Eight, which won a Fringe First, The Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh’ Award and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award. Eight went on to tour in New York and at London’s Trafalgar Studios and is now regularly performed both here and abroad.
For Headlong: Boys.
Since Eight, Precious Little Talent has been performed at Trafalgar Studios, Soup at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and Hot Mess at Latitude Festival and The Arcola tent.
Ella has completed a creative writing MA at The University of Edinburgh and spent a year working with The Traverse Theatre as their Emerging Playwright on Attachment. She is a member of The Old Vic New Voices and is currently under commission to Headlong Theatre and the RSC. She was the 2011 Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Ella also writes for radio and TV. She is currently in active commission on a number of original drama projects and her first short film, Hold On Me, was screened at the London Film Festival 2011.