Merlin Goldman

Merlin Goldman


  • Location: Bristol
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

I was born in North London after the moon landing. I was a pupil at Highgate School. We were given reading lists for the summer which I attempted. But I preferred comic books.
After several years studying science and engineering at University I took a job in Edinburgh for a small start-up called PPL Therapeutics. Along with the Roslin Institute, they created Dolly - the cloned sheep. I worked for a couple more more life sciences companies after that, making antibodies and a drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis. For nine years, I worked for the UK's first innovation agency, soon to be part of UK Research and Innovation.
My interest in creative writing began in 2007. I took a creative writing and scriptwriting class in London. Since 2015, I've written every week on my own or in Meet-up writing groups. I've also attended a few other courses. I attended 'Melting Pot', run by Rachel Aspinall, Creative Director of Part Exchange and a Directing Actors course by Emma Earle, Director of Pins and Needles.
I was a Board Member of Traveling Light theatre company, nominated for an Olivier Award in 2014 for their staging of Cinderella. I still try to help out - I made a few pompoms for Snow Mouse.
I try to write every day. Sometimes its 500, other times its, 2000 words, but usually its 1000. Currently, along with The Space Opera Theatre Company, we're producing a new show, Pantomime Shorts.

Work History

Lead Technologist - Innovate UK

Jul 2007 - Sep 2016


Play Writing - Further Education - Arvon

May 2017 - May 2017

Scriptwriting - Evening Class - Hendon College

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007


  • Scriptwriting
  • Directing