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Simon Longman. Image: Royal Court

Jerwood New Playwright Simon Longman wins George Devine playwriting award

19 March 2018

Simon Longman has won the 49th George Devine Award for most promising playwright.

Simon Longman was awarded the £15,000 prize at the end of the run of his play Gundog which was staged at the Royal Court Theatre’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs and written through the Jerwood New Playwrights programme. He was presented with his award at an event at the Royal Court Theatre.

Richard Bean, Charlene James, Hanif Kureishi, Mike Leigh, Lucy Prebble and Laura Wade are past winners of the award, which was set up in 1966 in memory of George Devine, the Royal Court’s first Artistic Director.