Mark Ravenhill’s The Cane and musical In the Willows by Poppy Burton-Morgan have been nominated for the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2020.
Burton-Morgan’s In the Willows – the Hip Hop Musical is nominated for best musical theatre book writing, opposite Growl – The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf by Timothy Knapman, and Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch, by Robyn Grant and Daniel Foxx.
James Graham’s Channel 4 drama Brexit – The Uncivil War is up in the best short-form TV drama category.
WGGB president Sandi Toksvig said: “In such tumultuous times, when truth becomes ever stranger than fiction, we rely on writers to reflect, to inform, to distract, to entertain and to make meaning of it all. And what a lot of talent in this year’s Writers’ Guild Awards shortlist – from page, stage, screen and across the airwaves.”
The awards will take place on January 13 at the Royal College of Physicians in central London.