Windsor Fringe and the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing has announced the three winning scripts, received from 266 submissions from 23 countries, and evaluated anonymously by 40 readers and the short-list of nine by two judges: Joan Lane and Andrew C Wadsworth.
The three winning scripts are: The Ice Queen. by Pete Barrett, An Absence Of by Suzanne Jeans and One, Two, TREE by Adam Colclough.
Pete Barrett has been writing plays for over 40 years with numerous amateur productions. He has written 11 children’s books, short stories for the Interact Charity , dozens of sketches & three musicals.
Suzanne Jeans was born and brought up on the Wirral. After graduating from Uni. Kent with a BA Hon. in Theatre Studies, she qualified as a teacher of Drama /Theatre Studies & worked for over 30 years, before setting up a library in an 11-16 school. She took early retirement in 2017 to care for her mother and is married with two daughters , a husband and 3- legged cat.
Adam Colclough is a forty-three-year-old Hod Carrier from Stockport, who says he likes to write and would much rather be working on a plot for a play, than a plot for a building.
All three plays will be performed nightly during the Fringe Festival on October the 3rd, 4th and 5th at The Old Court Windsor, when the overall winner of the £500 prize, will be announced at the Awards Ceremony after the last performance.
The other short-listed scripts were; Golden Mile by Sarah A Lacon (Shropshire), Thespian by Brian Young (Tasmania), Whistle Blower by Peter Harrison (Cheshire), The Man Who Almost by Adam Thorn (Wilts), Audience Antics by Andrew Turner (Lancs) and Mahatmas by Michael John Simms (S W London).