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Al Smith nominated for Evening Standard Awards Most Promising Playwright

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We are delighted to announce that the brilliant Al Smith has been nominated for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards for his play Harrogate.

HighTide commissioned Harrogate which was Al’s first play and we immediately fell in love with it. It was given a reading at HighTide Festival in 2013, then a full production at HighTide Festival 2015 with rave reviews, and then we took it to the Royal Court for a limited run upstairs before embarking on a tour around the South East of England with house.

We loved producing this and are so thrilled Al’s amazing talent for playwriting has been recognised. The awards are on Sunday 3rd December 2017 and we hope you are all rooting for Al as much as we are. #ESTheatreAwards

Want more? Have a read of Al Smith’s LowTide piece on Harrogate last year about where the play came from: al-smith-on-harrogate

You can also purchase a copy of Harrogate online from our bookshop!

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