Jessica Swale is an Olivier Award winning playwright, theatre director and screenwriter. Her plays/stage adaptations include Nell Gwynn (Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Shakespeare’s Globe & West End); Thomas Tallis; Blue Stockings (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Jungle Book (UK Tour); Stig Of The Dump; The Secret Garden (Grosvenor Park Theatre), Far From The Madding Crowd and Sense & Sensibility (Watermill Theatre). Her screenwriting projects include Nell Gwynn (Working Title; in development); Horrible Histories (Altitude Films, Citrus TV; in development) and other work in development with Studio Canal, Fox Searchlight, Monumental and Blueprint. In 2014 Jessica was a recipient of the JJ Screenwriting Bursary in Association with BAFTA, during which she completed an original screenplay, Summerland. Jessica is Artistic Director of Red Handed Theatre Company, an Associate Director for Youth Bridge Global and an Artistic Associate for Shared Experience.