Shortlist announced for inaugural Adrian Pagan playwright award

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London fringe venue the King’s Head Theatre has revealed the shortlist for its inaugural Adrian Pagan playwright award.

Formed by the theatre in memory of stage manager turned playwright Adrian Pagan, the award was set up for theatre professionals “who do not describe themselves as playwrights”. This can include actors, directors and ushers.

The five shortlisted plays are Kitchen Sinking by Gina Gough, Dead Party Animals by Thomas Pickles, Dissolution by Isobel Middleton, My Darling Wife by Isaac Ssebandeke, and The Visitor by Remi Rachuba.

The winning writer will receive £2,000 and see their show produced by the King’s Head at its new writing space, the Hope Theatre, in May next year.

Judges for the award, which will be announced on December 2, include playwright Mark Ravenhill and David Lan, artistic director at the Young Vic.