Gut by Frances Poet wins Best Play at the Writers' Guild Awards

News 15 Jan 2019
Production image. A woman stands holding on to a swing in front of her. At her feet is an ocean of children's toys and a basket of washing.

We're thrilled to share that Gut by Frances Poet has won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Play.

A taut psychological thriller exploring who we can trust with our children, Gut had its world premiere at the Traverse last April (produced in association with the National Theatre of Scotland), and was the centrepiece of our Spring/Summer 2018 season.

The Guardian said that the piece 'holds the audience spellbound' (★★★★) while The Scotsman described the play as 'gripping, perfectly-structured, beautifully staged, and designed to ask fierce and vital questions' (★★★★).

In addition to the Writers' Guild Award win, Gut was also shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and Best New Play at the UK Theatre Awards.

Run by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, The Writers' Guild Awards have been celebrating writers, and writing, since they launched in 1961.

Read the full list of winners here >>

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

Cast | George Anton, Peter Collins, Lorraine McIntosh and Kirsty Stuart
Writer | Frances Poet
Director | Zinnie Harris
Designer | Fred Meller
Lighting Designer | Kai Fischer
Composer & Sound Designer | Michael John McCarthy
Assistant Director | Isla Cowan (University Placement)