Ella Hickson is an award-winning writer whose work has been performed throughout the UK and abroad. In 2011 Ella was the Pearson Writer in residence at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith and she is the recipient of the 2013 Catherine Johnson Award. Her short film HOLD ON ME (dir. Samuel Abrahams) premiered at the 55th BFI London Film Festival and she is currently developing two new projects with Mammoth Screen. Ella is writing new plays for the Almeida, Headlong Theatre, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.