The play, a comedy set in Withernsea, Yorkshire, was described by Charles Spencer in the Daily Telegraph as 'one of the best new plays I have seen anywhere this year, and I cannot recommend it too highly.' It went on to win the George Devine Award, as well as seeing its author named Most Promising Playwright at the Critics Circle Awards. The play is revived by Hull Truck in November this year.
The other plays shortlisted for the Writers' Guild Award are Grief by Mike Leigh and The Westbridge by Rachel De-lahay. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 14th November at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill.
Caryl Churchill's extraordinary new play, Love and Information, a fast-moving kaleidoscope in which more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know, is published this week, with early copies available from today (4th September) via this website.
As formally inventive and thrillingly allusive as anything she has written, the play premieres at the Royal Court Theatre from 6th September in a production directed by James MacDonald.
In an exciting move the Royal Court has announced that a second new play by Churchill, Ding Dong the Wicked, will premiere in the theatre's current season. The thirty minute play will be directed by Royal Court Artistic Director, Dominic Cooke, and take place around the evening’s performance of Love and Information, with matinee and late night showings on certain days. It will be published alongside its premiere by Nick Hern Books.
At the same time, Royal Holloway, part of the University of London, has announced that it's naming its new £3million theatre in honour of Churchill. Due to open early in 2013, the Caryl Churchill Theatre will offer an "intimate and flexible space for 21st century artists and scholars to further enrich the exploration of theatre and performance".