Clive Judd wins Papatango New Writing Prize

Published: 17 July 2022
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Clive Judd wins 14th Papatango New Writing Prize
Southwark Playhouse hosts the Papatango New Writing Prize winning play

The 14th Papatango New Writing Prize has been awarded to Clive Judd for his début play, Here.

It will have its world première at The Large, the main space at London's Southwark Playhouse, where it will be directed by Papatango’s artistic director George Turvey. Judd will receive a royalty of 8% of the box office and a £7,000 commission with full developmental support.

The play will also be published by Nick Hern Books.

Judd said, “it is a huge honour to be named the 2022 Papatango Prize winner. Writing has always formed an integral part of my life; it is through the stories of other people that I have been able to pursue avenues of creativity and thought that may otherwise have remained closed to me. But it has taken me the best part of twenty years to build the courage to share my own. It means the world to me that my quiet play about ordinary, working folk from the West Midlands has received this recognition from one of my favourite new writing companies.”

The full-length piece was chosen from more than 1,500 entries that were judged anonymously, all of which received feedback.

The four shortlisted plays will each have filmed readings, broadcast for a global network on The Playwright’s Laboratory. These are Time Like The Sea by Georgia Bruce, Core by Jennifer Lunn, Wishbone by Esme Mahoney, and Little India by Dilan Raithatha. The writers will each receive £500.

Here by Clive Judd will play Southwark Playhouse from 11 November to 3 December.