Simon Longman

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Simon is a writer from the West Midlands whose play GUNDOG premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2018, directed by Vicky Featherstone, and for which he was awarded the 49th George Devine award for Most Promising Playwright. His play ISLAND TOWN (a Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd production as part of the Roundabout Season) has toured various venues, following a highly acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018 and his play RAILS, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, received its world premiere at Theatre By The Lake in August 2018, directed by Clive Judd. Simon is currently under commission to the Yard Theatre, the National Theatre and the Royal Court whilst developing his original TV ideas.
Simon was a member of the Royal Court Young Writer's Group in 2013 and in 2014 he won the Channel 4 Playwrights' Scheme. His short film OAKWOOD premiered on BBC iPlayer in 2015 and was directed by Andrew Cumming.