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Former city worker scoops playwriting prize

A former legal assistant in the City who turned her back on the corporate world to become a writer has won one of the UK's leading scriptwriting awards.

Janice Okoh's script for Three Birds, a play about three young siblings who are left home alone, has won the £16,000 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

Chief judge Simon Stephens told BBC Breakfast the judges were unanimous in their choice and after discussing the play they only took around 30 seconds to make their decision.

Okoh said she has plans to write a play about on working life in the city.

  • 16 Nov 2011
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