"I’m again exploring the poetic voice the Alfred Fagon Award applauded."
Linda Brogan, winner 2001
  
  
Supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation
Charlene James and Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin

Best New Play of the Year

Charlene James wins the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year Award for her play Cuttin’ It.  She was presented with her award and a prize cheque for £6,000 from Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin in front of a packed audience at The Dorfman, National Theatre on 20 November.

After the presentation a rehearsed reading of the play was performed, directed by Ola Ince and starring Susan Wokoma and Mimi Ndweni.

The Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year is supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

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The shortlist:

Beverly Andrews    Annawon’s Song

Charlene James      Cuttin It

Mark Norfolk          Dare to Do

Somalia Seaton       Crowning Glory

The longlist:

Beverly Andrews    Annawon’s Song

Charlene James      Cuttin It

Courttia Newland   Trim Palace

D.P. Vaughan          A Good Woman

Danny James          Nobody’s Child

Fabian Spencer       The Revolving Door

Karla Williams        No God No Girls

Linda Brogan          Scented White Jasmine

Mark Norfolk          Dare to Do

Matilda Ibini           Muscovado

Nari Blair-Mangat  Chicken Merry

Nessa Muthy           Pickaninny

Roger Robinson      Shine

Sabo Kpade             Have Mercy on Liverpool Street

Somalia Seaton       Crowning Glory

Zodwa Nyoni           Boi Boi is Dead

Since winning the award Charlene James went on to win George Devine Award for most promising playwright for Cuttin’ It and write a short film for the BBC’s The Break project.  Watch the film here.

Photo credit: Richard H. Smith