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David MacLennan Award 2024: Finalists Revealed

Mon 08th July 2024
From left to right: RJ Hunter, Jo Lennie, Katy Nixon

We are delighted to reveal the finalists of this year’s David MacLennan Award:

  • RJ Hunter Elliot Lays An Egg
  • Jo LennieStand By Your Man
  • Katy NixonJellyfish

The three writers will join us for a day each of R&D on their plays with a professional director and a group of actors. From this, a final winner will be decided shortly after and will have their play professionally produced as part of our Autumn 2024 season.

It was a tremendously difficult process narrowing down the 20-play longlist, our team and readers were very impressed by the breadth of talent shown. Every writer will receive individual feedback by an external dramaturg to help them develop their writing further.

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