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The Windsor Fringe Marriott Award for New Drama Writing 2010

Winners announced

The three winning scripts for the seventh Windsor Fringe Marriott Award for New Drama Writing have been chosen, and our very own Jan Perry is amongst the winners.
A total of 213 scripts were this year submitted from Japan, USA, Australia, Finland, Norway, Spain, Jersey, Wales, Eire, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man and England, and this year’s judges, Jenny Seagrove, co-star of the BBC courtroom series Judge John Deed, and John Adams, co-founder of Britain’s leading independent new writing company, Paines Plough, have chosen the following three plays as this year’s winners:

  • Click by Jan Perry
  • The Man of Straw by N Cowell, who lives in Stockton-on-Tees and is a technical adviser to a brewery
  • We That Are Left by retired BBC journalist Peter Harrison from Cheshire

Other scripts which were short listed were: Mari by Jackie Carreira from Suffolk; Rib Day byChris P Cooper from Wales; New England by Richard Fitchett from South London; Islandsby Gillian Ledwick from Middlesex; Starters for Everyone by Audrey Lee from Sussex;Leaving by Sarah Nash from North London, and Stephen’s Birthday Puzzle by David Rhys Shannon from Spain.

The three winning plays will be performed each evening during the last three nights of the Windsor Fringe on 7, 8 and 9 October.  At a presentation on the last night, the judges will announce which one of the three writers will receive the £500 cash prize and become the overall winner (judged purely on the writing).