Thomas Pickles Wins King's Head Theatre's Inaugural Adrian Pagan Playwright Award
The King's Head Theatre has announced the winner of the inaugral Adrian Pagan Playwright Award as Thomas Pickles, for his play Dead Party Animals.
The award, which was set up for theatre professionals who do not describe themselves as playwrights to showcase their writing talent, was judged by David Lan, Mark Ravenhill, Mike Bradwell, Nina Steiger and Julia Tyrell.
Winner Thomas Pickles is an actor from East Lancashire. Thomas will receive a £2,000 prize, kindly donated by Adrian Pagan's mother, Mary Pagan, and a full production of Dead Party Animals will be produced at The Hope Theatre (the King's Head Theatre's New Writing venue) in May 2014.
Thomas Pickles - Dead Party Animals
Biography: Thomas is an actor from East Lancashire. Since graduating from the Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance a year ago, Thomas has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Derby Theatre and filmed episodes of Casualty and Doctors.
Synopsis: "Will you be with me forever? I've thought about forever and it doesn't seem that long." Dead Party Animals is a wildly poetic, atmospheric and vivid story of polo tops, lip gloss, free shots and slutdrops.
The short list for the Award was made up of 5 plays. The shortlisted plays were:
Remi Rachuba - The Visitor
Isobel Middleton - Dissolution
Gina Gough - Kitchen Sinking
Isaac Ssebandeke - My Darling Wife