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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Pieces of String nominated for inaugural musical theatre prize at Writers’ Guild awards

The cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie. Photo: Alastair Muir
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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will compete with Miss Littlewood and Pieces of String for the first ever musical theatre book writing prize at the 2019 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards.

The category is new for the 2019 ceremony, and sees Tom MacRae nominated for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Sam Kenyon up for Miss Littlewood and Gus Gowland put forward for Pieces of String.

In the best play category, Testament’s Black Men Walking is up against Frances Poet’s Gut and Ben Weatherill’s Jellyfish.

The best play for young audiences category includes Tim Crouch’s Beginners, Chris Bush’s The Changing Room and Mike Kenny’s The Vultures’ Song.

Other awards will be presented to best long-form TV drama, best TV situation comedy and best radio drama.

The awards will be presented on January 14, at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

WGGB president Olivia Hetreed said: “It feels wonderfully appropriate to kick off the Writers’ Guild’s 60th year with a celebration of today’s great writers and great writing. Our nomination list displays the originality, inventiveness and dedication of British writers, their willingness to tackle big issues and explore unusual viewpoints while offering great entertainment.”