Industry body UK Theatre has announced the nominations for the annual UK Theatre Awards, which celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Notably, for the first time in the Awards history, all nominations for Best New Play are written by female playwrights.
Seventies teenager Meena lives in Tollington, a former mining village in England’s Black Country in Anita and Me. Meena is a thoroughly British Asian, but mum Daljit and dad Shyam have a different perspective, having left their native India to give their daughter every opportunity.
Anita and Me is set in 1970s and yet the topics, issues and heart of the piece are all remarkably current given the political times we are living.