The Nick Darke Award 2016

Nick Darke Writers' Award 2016

Falmouth University is pleased to announce the shortlist for this year's Nick Darke Writers' Award, celebrating the best new writing for stage.

Following a year's break from the Award in which time was spent in especially remembering the life of Nick Darke, seven writers have been shortlisted for the Award that is now in its 10th year. The winner will be announced at an Award Ceremony held at the National Theatre, London on Wednesday 9 November.

The shortlist contains seven writers chosen from over a thousand entries made from across the globe.

The full shortlist is:

Ruaumoko's Footsteps - Gaia Sorcha Fenn
Experience - Dave Florez
Star Fish - Sarah Grochala
Palimpsest - Sue Healy
Punts - Sarah Page
Maisie And Mrs Webster - Judy Upton
Coma Girl - Hinrich Von Haaren



  • Margaret Matheson Producer of dramatic fiction for both cinema and television; credits include Original Scum, Abigail's Party, and the Oscar winning Antonia's Line
  • Jeremy Howe Drama Commissioning Editor for Radio 4, UK
  • Molly Dineen BAFTA and Royal Television Society award-winning UK television documentary director, cinematographer and producer
  • Roger Michell Theatre, television and film director whose work includes Notting Hill, Changing Lanes and Morning Glory
  • Carl Grose Writer, director, actor and the first winner of the Nick Darke Award, who has written for organisations including Kneehigh, Told By An Idiot, National Theatre, Soho Theatre, and BBC TV and radio
  • Henry Darke Writer-director


Kerry Taylor
The Nick Darke Writers' Award 
Falmouth University 
Penryn Campus 
TR10 9FE
Tel: 01326 253751