Winsome was the winner of the prestigious Alfred Fagon Award 2018 for her play Rockets and Blue Lights. A revival of her 1987 play Leave Taking played at the Bush Theatre to critical and commercial success. Her award-winning plays include The Wind of Change (Half Moon Theatre), Leave Taking (Liverpool Playhouse Studio, National Theatre, Bush Theatre), Picture Palace (Women's Theatre Group), A Hero's Welcome (Women's Playhouse Trust at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs), A Rock in Water (Royal Court Young People's Theatre at the Theatre Upstairs), Talking in Tongues (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs), Mules (Clean Break Theatre Company) and One Under (Tricycle Theatre). Winsome has also written for radio and television.
Praise for Rockets and Blue Lights:
★★★★★ "Winsome Pinnock's inspirationally ambitious and all-encompassingly humane examination of the unresolved history of the transatlantic slave trade" - The Independent.