COLIN DOWLAND

Writer

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@ColinDowland

Piles of Books

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WINNER OF THE LIVERPOOL HOPE PLAYWRITING PRIZE 2019

Colin Dowland has won the Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize 2019 for his play 'Headless.'

The play was selected from nearly 200 entries, judged blindly by a panel including John Godber OBE, Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Les Dennis.

Along with the £10,000 prize, 'Headless' is now under contract for a possible production by the Royal Court Liverpool. 

See BBC News Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-48284054

A BIT ABOUT COLIN DOWLAND

SHORT BIOG

Colin Dowland was the winner of the Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize 2019

with his comedy play 'Headless' which is now being considered for production

by the Royal Court Liverpool.

He has also written five books for children - Billy the Squid, Billy the Squid Rides Again, Weevil K. Neevil: Stuntbug and Eddie and the Zedlines, all published by Barrington Stoke, as well as an early reader Ping Pong for Pearson Rigby Star. His plays for radio and stage have been shortlisted for national competitions and his first sitcom was shortlisted for the BBC Laugh Track initiative. His comedy material has also appeared on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack and he has written many articles for the Times Educational Supplement.

Unlike many writers, Colin Dowland has no cats.

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