This year we received a record number of scripts for the 2020 Funny Women Comedy Writing Award and an impressive number covered the subject of lockdown, so plenty of themes were certainly up to the minute! With the help of our fantastic panel of readers from the comedy industry we have now read and scored over 200 scripts and narrowed them down to a longlist of 21.
The standard was high as ever this year and whittling the list down to 21 was extremely hard. I think the panel has selected an incredible range of scripts that cover all kinds of comedy and I’m excited to move forward to the next stage, the shortlist!
Without further ado, here is this year’s Comedy Writing Award longlist:
|Holly Dempster||The Happiest Place on Earth|
|Ellen Waddell||Period Drama|
|Fiona Putnam & Nuala Calvi||Rattled|
|Eve Cowley & Elin Schofield||Screwdriver|
|Joanna Carolan||The Other Mother|
|Anne-Marie Draycott & Charity Trimm||Shelf Life|
|Catherine Dyson||Thunder Road|
|Tess Carruthers||The Apothecary|
|Sara Butler||0800 Babe|
|Stacey Evans||Big Time|
|Alice Etches||Twins on Tour|
|Olivia Phipps||The Evening Session|
|Francesca Sewell||Stick it to Me|
The longlisted scripts will now be put forward to a panel of judges from across the comedy industry. Good luck!
The shortlist will be released on 31st July 2020.