Laurence Wilson wins Brian Way Award
April 30, 2010
has won the TC Brian Way Award
for his play Blackberry Troutface.
Theatre Centre's £6,000 award is for the the best new play for young
people that has been professionally produced between October 2008 and
The judging panel said of the play: 'This play not only showed great
skill and playwriting craft, layering unforgettable images in a truly
unpredictable and riveting story, but also hooked us emotionally. The
characters were believable, growing and totally lovable. There was
sunshine and sparkle in this play and we loved going along Jake,
Cameron and Kerrie's journey as they built their bridges and sewed
their family together."
Blackberrry Troutface was produced by 20 Stories High, one
of Liverpool's most vibrant theatre companies working with young
people. Their production toured venues in Liverpool, Manchester and the
North West of England in September 2009.
The play follows three young
people, Kerrie, Jake and Cameron, struggling to cope in exceptional
circumstances, with sharply drawn characters and plenty of humour.