Alice Birch wins the George Devine Award

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Alice Birch has been named the co-winner of this year's prestigious George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, for her ambitious and subversive play, Revolt. She said. Revolt again. The play was commissioned by the RSC last October for the forthcoming Midsummer Mischief Festival, and all plays respond to the provocation that 'well behaved women seldom make history', to complement the Roaring Girls season in the Swan Theatre.

Alice's play, directed by RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman, will be produced alongside three other new plays in the festival opening on the 14 June, in a purpose-built temporary studio The Other Place at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. All four plays will transfer to the Royal Court's Upstairs Theatre in July.

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