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King’s Head to launch writing award in memory of Adrian Pagan

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London fringe venue the King’s Head Theatre in Islington is launching an award in memory of playwright Adrian Pagan, who died in 2007.

Pagan was a stage manager turned playwright and the new award will be open to “theatre professionals who do not describe themselves as playwrights”, such as actors, directors, designers, producers and ushers.

Pagan won the Verity Bargate Award in 1996 and his play The Backroom was produced at the Bush Theatre in 1999. It was later revived by the King’s Head’s artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher at the Cock Tavern Theatre in 2009.

Submitted plays must have a maximum of six actors and be at least an hour long. The writer must not have had a play produced professionally.

The winning play will be produced at the King’s Head.

Entry for the competition closes on October 31 and the winner will be announced on November 25. Scripts should be submitted to apaward@kingsheadtheatre.com

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