Expensive Shit long-listed for the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play
06 September 2017 ← return to listing
We are delighted to announce that Expensive Shit
by Adura Onashile, a Scottish Theatre Producers' production, in
association with the Traverse Theatre Company, has been longlisted
for the Alfred Fagon Award.
The award is open to any playwright of Caribbean or
African descent, resident in the UK, for the best original, new
stage play in English.
The writer of the winning play will be
announced at The Alfred Fagon Award ceremony in late November
Alfred Fagon lived in Clarendon Jamaica, Nottingham, Bristol and
London. He was a boxing champion, a welder, an actor, poet, and
playwright. After his untimely death in 1986 his friends held a
memorial evening at Tricycle Theatre to commemorate his life and
work. The donations collected at the memorial formed the basis of
the Alfred Fagon Award to recognise Black British playwrights of
Caribbean or African descent resident in the UK.
The full list of nominees, and additional information about the
award can be found, here.
Credit: Sally Jubb