Expensive Shit long-listed for the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play

06 September 2017 ← return to listing

Expensive Shit long-listed for the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play

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 2017. 

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

 

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