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NE writer is national playwriting competition finalist

Published: 19 January 2022
Reporter: Peter Lathan

The Women’s Prize for Playwriting
Alison Carr

Newcastle playwright Alison Carr is one of eight finalists in The Women’s Prize for Playwriting Competition 2021 organised by Paines Plough in partnership with 45North and Sonia Friedman Productions.

Her play Birdie was one of the finalists chosen by the judging panel from 850 entries.

The members of the panel are:

  • Arifa Akbar
  • Indhu Rubasingham
  • Winsome Pinnock
  • Jenny Sealey
  • Nicola Walker
  • Mel Kenyon (Panel Chair)
  • Lucy Kirkwood
  • Jasmine Lee-Jones
  • Nina Steiger
  • Jodie Whitaker

In Bridie, a dark drama, a family fractured by an unforgivable crime are reunited and no one emerges unscathed.

The awards ceremony will be on Friday 4 February.