Cuttin’ It wins at 2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Charlene James received the award for Most Promising Playwright for her play Cuttin’ It at the 2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The ceremony was held on Sunday 13 November in the Old Vic.

Cuttin’ It was staged at the Royal Court in the JTU 23 June – 9 July 2016. Directed by Gbolahan Obisesan, it is a Royal Court/Young Vic co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and The Yard Theatre.

The play had previously won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2015, the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play and the UK Theatre Award for Best New Play.

The Royal Court Theatre received five nominations in total: Noma Dumezweni was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Linda by Penelope Skinner; Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) was nominated for Best New Play; Jon Bausor was nominated for Best Design for You For Me For You by Mia Chung; and David Ireland was nominated for Most Promising Playwright for Cyprus Avenue.