Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2017- longlist announcement

This year we received 1,898 submissions to the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Since the June 5th deadline the plays have been through a  rigorous process, proceeding though three stages of reading to make it to the longlist.

Over the last four months we have employed over 95 readers including Artistic Directors, dramaturges, senior readers at the Royal Court and National Theatre, Literary Managers of National Theatre of Scotland, Traverse Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre, Finborough Theatre, previous winners, national critics and theatre commentators and internationally based playwrights.

We are now delighted to announce the top 100 longlist! Congratulations to all participants, including those who haven’t made it to the longlist this year. Its been a fascinating process.

Please remember, if you are in the longlist your play is also currently up for discussion for the shortlist of top ten plays. Please don’t throw away your anonymity yet. We will be in touch with the shortlist via telephone before the end of the week and the shortlisted playwrights will not be announced to the press until October 24th, to allow for the last stage of the judging process to take place with total anonymity for all playwrights.

All of the top 100 longlist will receive a Royal Exchange script report and a Bruntwood Prize 2017 longlist badge before the end of 2017, we will be in touch via the email address supplied on submitting your script.

I’m afraid we can’t enter into any correspondence about where your script reached in the reading process, or provide feedback to scripts not in the top 100 longlist.


2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2017 Longlist


&Blood Jose Carreon
…said the Monster Thomas Buchan
17. YasminaS
A Place for We Angelou Peterson
A bit of light Bille Dupree
A Brother is Born in Adversity T.Thornton
A Difficult Translation Youyou
A Single Good Hour Carol Grimm
An Empire of Lights J.Anthony
Beheading Dolly Ellie Sammler
Biting Point Charlie Brown
Blackbirds Rachel Main
Box Rae Black
Breaking Point Ganesh
Buddy Sam Arnold
Carcass GTADoll97
Dead Yard RV Lewis
Doing Time Vambo123
Down by the Dirty Old River Sebastian Melmouth
Edible Girl General Cecil Hogmanay Melchett
Electric Rosary Taren Capel
Elysium Ian Chomsky
Eris at the Wedding Sandy Residue
Es and Flo Lisa Claremont
Euphoria Ally Morley
European Cannons Irma Blestis
FAM Slew
Fell James Frederick Ashton
Flicker Rose Prone
Full Tilt Samuel E. Copley
Fundamentalist British Values Andrew James
Gangsta Town- Five Gold Rings The NoName Crew
Girl Least Likely To Jacob Viner
God’s Day Off Elizabeth Jacob
Going Under Pseudo Nym
GONZO Ms Thing
Hadrian’s Wall JM Strandborn
Hand to Mouth Bamboo McBaddy
Headland Alan Tuttle
Heartworm Asdfgh J
Her Not Him Arma Chance
Home is where the candles burn Lyndon Casey
How to Become Invisible Trigger
Human Suit Malvina Cacti
Icarus Drowning Fred Catrall
I’m Gonna Jump Little Bee
I’m still here Olwyn Jones
IRON OXIDE Patrick O’Farrell
Killing Time in the Kremlin M. Bobolink
King Brown Frieda McKullen
Layla and Youssef Yaz Geldi
Like You Hate Me Seymour Butts
Major Tom Goes To The Lake Gwynne Fonteyn
Memoir The Earl of Wicklow
Mother F**k Up Helen Belle
No Other Medicine Rose Romano
NO-ONE’S LAUGHING NOW Hamilton Berstock
No-Platform Charlotte Dickson
Oil & Matter Slymon Stephens
Our Boy Duncan Ferguson
Over the Hill There’s Something Better Estelle Wallace
Pet Shop Boy Finley Joseph
Petrichor Desert Toast
REPEAL Wes Rotis
Saved by the Bell Jar Johnny Proudfoot
Shakespeare’s Gunpowder Plot Emmadoogey
Sleeping tigress ALDO KAI
soft animals vita sackville-woolf
Something About Bears Ben Bartolozzi
Speak Me England Joef Foej
Sucker Darla
Sunday’s Child Houghton Stewart
The Dog On The Stair Q. Lovelock
The Gothic Castle of Capitalism Lenny Starkweather
The Noises B.R Mutt
The Right Kind of Violence Baba Babayaro
The Sea Maidens Freya Gordon
The Slaughter House Cicely Porcus
They F**k You Up Micheal Baron
This is Not America Hussain Manawer
This Is Where We Are, Not Where We Always Have To Be Jeremy Corbyn
Three Leaps of the Gazelle Gloria Trubshaw
Three-Point Turn Rachel Simon
Time and Tide Shelagh Marr
Tourists Denis Ó Hargáin
Truth Street lorcadog
Wake Amber Shepherd
We are not going to save this world Merched Y Byd
Welcome Home C**t Pab Temp
We’ve been running since we moved here Sue Donnam
when after all, it was you and me (or – the genocide play) Rodger Dodger
When We Died Miss Wanda Sabottin Lycra
Wind Bit Bitter & Bit Bit Bit Her Aphrodite Guzzle
Worth Chantelle Ebo
You Can’t Perform this Play Ali Rowan


Published on:
27 Sep 2017


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