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.