The David MacLennan Award – A Play, A Pie and A Pint

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Named in honour of PPP’s founder, The David MacLennan Award aims to uncover new writing talent by providing first-time writers with the opportunity to have their work professionally developed and produced, before being presented for the first time on stage at A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

Longlisted Submissions 2022

A Play, a Pie and a Pint are delighted to announce the 51 longlisted submissions for The David MacLennan Award 2022 selected from 132 entries.

Christine Hoy – A Lap to Go

Sophie Jacome – All The Breathless

Douglas Yannaghas – Blacklist

Michael Monroe – Bulletproof

Aine King – Burning Bright

Bryony Robinson – Bust and Boom

Corinne Salisbury – Cruelty Free

Ava Hickey – Eggs?

Laila Noble – Flick and Pie Go Fishing

Ellen Ritchie – Fortune

Conor McLeod – GOD>>DOG

Gail Winters – I’m Ready For My Close Up Now Mr De Mille

Simon Barker – Last Supper

Joseph Brown– Late to the Party

Richard Lister– Love & Aliens

Grant McDonald. – Meeting the Devil on a Random Tuesday

Daisy Jo – Money Love

Charlotte Smith – Moth

Guy Woods – My Upstairs Neighbour, the Murderer

Ellen Bannerman – Not Much Here on The Way To Heaven

Grant Reid – Open Spot

Anonymous – Paper Walls – A Play with Songs…and Art

Max Chase – Strawberry Sky

Jess Brodie – Superkiss

Claudia Saavedra – The Best Ideas Happen in The Toilet

James Boyce – The Prodigal Bloody Son

Wendy Lap – The Richard Osman Fan Club

Mercedes McGurn – The Small Man

Sophie Good – The Tide

Anna McGrath – The Wake

Jane Sunderland – The Wood, the Trees

Melanie Combe – Things Fall Apart

Kate Hammer – Two Burdens: A Musical

Stewart Aitken – What’s The Score!

Fiona Barry – Witches

Harriet Mould – Can I Speak to Brenda

James McNulty – Hush

Joanne Thomson – Jack in a Box

Robert Sproul-Cran – Look Out

Francis Shennan – News of the Screwed

Elena Stauffer – Oxytocin

Thomas Ambrosini – Pale Winter Sky

Rennie Clark – Pronto

Chris Tapley – Quiet Still

Michael Guest – Shooting Birds

Matt Anderson – Space Bin Men

Jonathan O’Neill and Isaac Savage – Stay

Dominic Watters – The Bothy

Eimi Quinn – The Funeral Club

Cairan McLaggan – Venus in Plastic

Kirsty Curror – WALLOP

Stage 2 of The David MacLennan Award commences w/c 4th April, 2022 with longlisted candidates invited to submit a full 45 – 50 minute play, using the treatment they submitted in stage one as the basis of the play. Candidates will also be invited to join award-winning playwright Oliver Emanuel for a workshop to help further develop their idea and work towards a full draft of their script, with full scripts due to be submitted by 12pm, 29th July 2022.


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