The 16th International Kenneth Branagh Writing Award

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The 16th International Kenneth Branagh Writing Award for New Drama Writing

"I am delighted to sponsor this writing award and to be a small part of the Windsor Fringe initiative that supports new writers. Without a good play or script, the best actors and directors in the world cannot hope to produce good work and I welcome the encouragement that this award offers to writers, both local and international."
Kenneth Branagh

The Judges for 2019 - Andrew C. Wadworth and Joan Lane

It has been a privilege to read, assess and judge the nine short-listed scripts for the WINDSOR FRINGE KENNETH BRANAGH AWARD 2019. The high standard has been maintained and overall the creative writing is to be praised & has made the judging a joy. The fact that the entries came from 23 countries proves how prestigious this Award is.
The innovative & imaginative writing continues to delight. Congratulations to the winners and to the many runners-up, we hope you will continue to be inspired.

THE FINAL THREE

An Absence Of by Suzanne Jeans, directed by Anthony Shrubshall  

This is a semi-autobiographical play that explores the complex relationship between mothers and daughters within the context of living with Alzheimers Disease. It looks at the challenges faced, the relentlessness & unpredictability of the illness but also the bizarre and comic moments that are an inevitable part of the process.

The Ice Queen by Pete Barrett, directed by Paula Chitty

When Glacia, a flinty career woman with no time for husbands, relations or friends, finds herself unexpectedly looking after her niece and nephew, Charly and Kay, she expects them to minimise disruption & conform to her tight schedule. To his surprise, Kay finds
Glacia an unexpected ally and is reluctant to go home.

One, Two, Tree by Adam Colclough, directed by Richard Elson

One couple, three stories. When, then & again. Over a forty year period, we witness the seed of a relationship being planted and the essential blossoming.

Judge for yourselves: ALL THREE PLAYS will be performed nightly and, after the final performances, the £500 Prizewinner will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Saturday.

Performances

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