The Ovation Awards

A celebration of new writing for theatre

Finalists

2012 final 10 plays and playwrights are:
'When The Weather Allows' by Phil McCarthy
'A Question of Faith' by Adrian Marks
'A Quickstep to Romance' by Graham Sellors
'Visiting Day' by Jackie Dudley
'Soup for Starters' by Margaret Holbrook
'Guarding the Woolly Mammoth' by Margaret Bulleyment
'I'm So Lucky He Married Me' by Penelope Maclachlan
'Death, Resurrection and A Good Place to Fish' by Mike Stewart
'Bus Stop' by Elizabeth Godber
'Waiting for David' by Paul Ekert

2011 final 12 plays and playwrights were:
‘Man With A Plan’ by Paul Ekert
‘The Last, Before’ by Louise Taylor
‘Cheerleader, 41’ by Tiana Harper
‘Daughter Of The Moon’ by Graham Sellors
‘The Really Sad Thing About My Life’ by Paul Sherman
‘A Job Application’ by C. S Flint
‘And The Rock Cried Out “No Hiding Place”’ by Adrian Marks
‘Ages And Stages’ by Penelope Maclachlan
‘Fingers And Toes’ by Claire Booker
‘Green Grass Of Home’ by Margaret Bulleyment
‘Saturday Afternoon In The Rhubarb Triangle’ by Sarah Wallis
‘The Power Of Dreams’ by Helen Bromley 

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Her work includes Two Rings, which won
a Live Theatre Short Cuts audience vote and has recently been
selected for the 2011 Off Cut Festival at the Riverside Studios in
Hammersmith, London; When the Water, which was performed
script-in-hand at a Cloud Nine Theatre PlayDay at the Customs
House, South Shields; and One Shot, which toured the North East as
part of Northumberland Theatre Company’s 4Play, an annual
showcase of work by emerging writers and performers.
Paul Ekert’s passion in life is writing. In the last few
years he has have completed several books: four published
non-fiction Self-Help guides; a Novel (crime); a number of
plays and several short stories. His intention is to
devote the rest of my working life to furthering a writing
career, specifically in relation to playwriting and film
making.
Currently Paul is midway through a Foundation Degree at
Ruskin College Oxford. This course, Writing for
Performance, is designed to enhance the students writing
abilities and as such covers many writing disciplines such
Paul Ekert’s passion in life is writing. In the last few
years he has have completed several books: four published
non-fiction Self-Help guides; a Novel (crime); a number of
plays and several short stories. His intention is to
devote the rest of my working life to furthering a writing
career, specifically in relation to playwriting and film
making.
Currently Paul is midway through a Foundation Degree at
Ruskin College Oxford. This course, Writing for
Performance, is designed to enhance the students writing
abilities and as such covers many writing disciplines such2010: We were overwhelmed with entries for the 2010 competition. Scripts flooded in from across the UK; Newcastle, Cumbria, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Kent, Surrey and even America! Thank you to everyone who submitted a script and the time and effort that went in to writing them. The standard was very high and it took the team 3 weeks to decide on the final 12. Well done and congratulations to all finalists!

2010 final 12 plays and playwrights were:
'The Handmaiden, The Knight and The Coconut Milk' by Laura Murray
'Reunion' by James Dunn
'A Bed For Rose' by Patricia Anderson Smyth
'A Bridge Game Too Far' by Andy Moseley
'Escape' by Mark A. Oakley
'Sorry Dad...But No' by Christine Park
'A Place Of Healing' by Lin Whitehouse
'Like Leo and Kate' by Richard J. Loftus
'Trust' by Rosalind Wyllie
'The Anti-Muse' by Ivan Alexander Hall
'One Last Walk' by Emma Rydal
'Crackers For Christmas' by Deirdre Costello