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Bruntwood Prize: Timothy X Atack wins top drama award at fifth attempt

From BBC - November 13, 2017

A Bristol-based writer and composer has won Europe's biggest playwriting competition at the fifth attempt.

Timothy X Atack has entered the biennial Bruntwood Prize every time since it began except one.

This year, he has triumphed over 1,897 other entrants to win the 16,000 top prize for his play Heartworm.

Atack, who has already had plays produced on stage and on BBC Radio 4, was named the winner at a ceremony at Manchester's Royal Exchange theatre.

He is currently working at the venue as sound designer on the stage version of the 1978 punk film Jubilee.

The Royal Exchange will now stage his winning play, about a couple who rent their spare room to an unusual guest, in collaboration with London's Royal Court.

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