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The David MacLennan Award 2022: Finalists Revealed

Wed 12th October 2022
From left to right: Ellen Bannerman, Fiona Barry and Áine King

We are delighted to reveal the finalists of this year’s David MacLennan Award 2022.

The final shortlisted plays are Not Much Here on The Way To Heaven by Ellen Bannerman, Witches by Fiona Barry and Burning Bright by Áine King.

The three Scottish based 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 in mid-December and will have their play professionally produced as part of our Spring 2023 season.

It was a tremendously difficult process narrowing down the 50-play longlist, our team and readers were very impressed by the breadth of talent shown. Every writer on the longlist will receive individual feedback to help them develop their writing further.

We were genuinely delighted by the brilliance of the submissions made to the award. If anyone was ever concerned about new writing thriving in Scotland, they can put those thoughts to bed – we’re in safe hands.
Jemima Levick, Artistic Director

We are very excited to work with the three finalists on their incredible plays and look forward to unveiling the winner by the end of the year!

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