Gut nominated for Best Play at Writers' Guild AwardsTuesday, December 04, 2018
The nominations for the Writers' Guild Awards 2019 were announced today (Tuesday 4 December), with Gut by Frances Poet up for Best Play.
A taut psychological thriller about parental paranoia that asks who can really be trusted with our children, Gut premiered at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in April 2018, in association with the National Theatre of Scotland. It was previously a finalist for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.
Other NHB author have also received nominations. In the theatre categories Chris Bush and Mike Kenny are up for Best Play for Young Audiences for The Changing Room and The Vultures’ Song respectively. On screen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is shortlisted for Best Long Form TV Drama for her spy comedy-drama Killing Eve, Lisa McGee is up for Best TV Situation Comedy for Derry Girls, and Lucinda Coxon is nominated for Best Screenplay for The Little Stranger.
Administered by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, the Writers’ Guild Awards have been celebrating writers, and writing, since they launched in 1961. The winners of the 2019 Awards will be revealed on Monday 14 January 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians in central London, in a special ceremony to mark the union’s 60th anniversary. To see more, including the full list of nominees, visit their website.