2022 Papatango Prize Winner

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the 2022 Papatango New Writing Prize, chosen (anonymously) from a record and remarkable 1,553 scripts.
Clive Judd is the sixteenth winner of the Papatango Prize (after we launched three winners – Nkenna Akunna, Tom Powell and Tajinder Singh Hayer – in 2021). A working-class playwright from the Dines Green estate in Worcester, Clive won with his debut play Here. It will premiere at Southwark Playhouse, published by Nick Hern Books. Clive wins £7,000 to kickstart his writing career. 
“There’s somethin’ about this house. Somethin’ here. Somethin’ in the walls. Its bones. Like DNA.”
A family packs into a small house with a tangled history. Matt is here, yearning to reach someone he’s lost. His cousin Jess is here, too; she just wants to feel something. Anything. And Aunt Monica and Jeff are still here, just about. Together, ferocious and funny, they laugh, they scrap, they remember.  
Tonight these four people, inextricably bound yet so far apart, will finally confront the old decisions that haunt them. How does a family make a future, when everything that holds it together lies in the past?
Here follows previous Prize discoveries which have won Olivier, Critics’ Circle, OffWestEnd and The Times Breakthrough Awards. Book tickets at www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/the-large/here