Ella Hickson is an award-winning writer whose work has been performed throughout the UK and abroad. Her play Oil opened at the Almeida Theatre in October 2017 and her most recent show, The Writer, opened there in Spring 2018. In 2011 she was the Pearson Writer in Residence at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. She is developing new work for the National Theatre, the Old Vic and the Manhattan Theatre Club as well as various projects for TV and film. Ella was a Thornton Wilder Fellow and has twice been a MacDowell Colony Fellow.
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