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Sami Ibrahim wins inaugural Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award

His show, two Palestinians go dogging will feature as part of the Royal Court's upcoming season

Sami Ibrahim
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The winner of the inaugural Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award has been revealed.

The prize, created by the company in partnership with the Young Vic, Traverse Theatre and Sherman Theatre, recognises bold, provocative and relevant work from across the UK.

Ibrahim's winning play, two Palestinians go dogging, is set in the mid 2020s and confronts the future Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lens of a flawed family. It was chosen out of 444 entries from across the UK and will feature as part of the Royal Court's upcoming season, with more details to be announced.

Commenting on his win, Ibrahim said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to win Theatre Uncut's inaugural playwriting award. It's a fantastic platform and I'm really excited that this piece now has such a great chance to be heard." His previous work includes Wind Bit Bitter, Bit Bit Bit Her, which ran at Vault Festival in 2018 and was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize.