Friday, September 21, 2007

Guild Awards shortlists announced

The shortlists for the first Guild Awards in ten years have been announced.

The Awards will be presented at a ceremony on 18 November, hosted by Jeremy Hardy. Thanks to generous sponsorship from BBC, ITV and Working Title, the Awards will now be held at BAFTA (David Lean room) 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN.

The support provided from sponsors has also enabled ticket priced to be reduced to £25 for members and £50 for non-members. There is an early bird offer on group bookings available until Monday 1st October: buy a pair of members’ tickets for £40 or non-members’ for £75. Only 100 tickets are available for sale so early booking is recommended.

If you wish to book, please send a cheque with your name and membership number (if applicable) written on the back. Please make the cheque payable to the Writers' Guild, and address it to the 'Writers’ Guild Awards Tickets ', Writers' Guild of Great Britain, 15-17 Britannia Street, King’s Cross, London, WC1X 9JN. " You should also include a covering letter detailing any special requirements you might have for the event.

If you miss out on the 100 tickets for sale but still wish to attend, you will be added you to the waiting list for spare tickets. In this case, priority will be given to Guild members.


  1. As a musical theatre writer, I was very disappointed to see that the Writers' Guild does not have an award for Musical Theatre. Not all musicals have shallow plotlines with music taken from tired pop songs. When will there be a place for us?

  2. There was a lot of pressure to include more categories, but in the end it was decided that, for this year at least, the number should be kept down.

    If you're a Guild member why not drop the office a line and say why you think music theatre should be included next year.

    The Guild certainly does aim to represent music theatre writers, and has published guidance for them that can be downloaded from the Guild's website:


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