Sarah Hanly Awarded the 2019 Pinter Commission

Published on Thu 28 Mar 2019

Playwright Sarah Hanly received the 2019 Pinter Commission yesterday (Wednesday 27 March 2019) – an award given annually by Lady Antonia Fraser, Harold Pinter’s widow, to support a new commission at the Royal Court Theatre.

The Pinter Commission, now in its eighth year, supports a playwright to write a new play for the Royal Court Theatre. There are no restrictions on the award which can be given to any playwright from a first time, unproduced writer to one already established.

Commenting on being awarded the commission Sarah said:

“I feel very grateful and extremely humbled to be awarded the Pinter Commission. This is a career changing opportunity for me and I hope to write a play that is worthy of the Royal Court’s renowned reputation and that honours such a prolific playwright as Harold Pinter. As an emerging playwright, it is a blessing to be building a relationship with the Royal Court.” 

For the full press release click here.