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NW6 writer Francis Turnly wins Catherine Johnson Best Play Award

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Tricycle

A big congratulations to our NW6 writer and former Channel 4 Playwright in Residence, Francis Turnly, who has won the Catherine Johnson Best Play Award 2016 for his play The Great Wave Off Kanagawa.

Award winner Francis TurnlyAward winner Francis Turnly

Francis is a playwright, radio dramatist and screenwriter. His stage plays have been produced at numerous theatres including the Birmingham Rep (A Samurai in Soho), Courtyard Theatre, Jackson’s Lane, Watford Palace and most recently Finborough Theatre (Harajuku Girls). His work has been included on schemes such as the National Theatre’s Directors Week, Moonstone, and “the 50” (collaboration between BBC Drama and Royal Court). He has written several afternoon plays including Hinterland for BBC Radio 4.

Having spent the year with us in 2015 after receiving the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme bursary, his play Neko – a Japanese ghost story set in the Aokigahara forest – received a rehearsed reading as part of our NW6 New Writing Festival in April this year.

We’re delighted that Francis has won this award, and predict great things for him in the future!

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