Six in with Hope of play prize

Published: 12 May 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Hope Playwriting Prize winner 2017 Simon Bradbury

Six writers have been shortlisted for the third Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize.

They submitted their comedies last year and one of the final six will win £10,000 and a potential opportunity to stage their play.

It’s the second largest national playwriting competition. To qualify, scripts must be original, unperformed and funny. The prize is awarded every two years and this year the ceremony will take place at Liverpool’s Royal Court on Monday May 13.

Last year, writer and actor Simon Bradbury was announced as winner for his play The Last Act of Love of J B Moliere. The Royal Court is in discussions with a number of venues about producing the play.

This year’s shortlist comprises Cutting by Oliver Clark from Berkshire, On The Edge Of Paradise by Mark Lee from Whiston, Fun Run by Joe Graham from Oxfordshire, Doing Well by Emily Jupp from London, Headless by Colin Dowland from London and Konigsberg (a love story) by Anthony Green from Liverpool