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Charlene James wins George Devine playwriting award

Charlene James. Photo: Julia Underwood Cuttin' It writer Charlene James. Photo: Julia Underwood
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Charlene James has won the 47th George Devine award for most promising playwright.

James was awarded the £15,000 prize for her play Cuttin’ It, which also won the Alfred Fagon Award in 2014.

She said: “I am so thrilled to be added to the list of George Devine award-winners, as these are some of the playwrights who have inspired my work as a writer.”

James was presented with her award by previous winner Nick Payne at an event at the Royal Court Theatre.

Mike Leigh, Richard Bean and Lucy Prebble are also past winners of the award, which was set up in 1966 to honour Devine, the Royal Court’s first artistic director.