Rory Mullarkey's play CANNIBALS, which premiered here at the Royal Exchange in 2013, has become the second winner of the James Tait Black Prize for drama.

CANNIBALS was Rory's first full-length play and the second work to win the drama category for Britain’s oldest literary awards.

The drama prize was launched in 2012 by the University in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and in association with the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

The winner of the £10,000 prize was revealed at an award ceremony in the Traverse Theatre, presented by theatre critic Joyce McMillan.

''It was an incredibly exciting field from which to choose a winner this year. However, Rory Mullarkey’s play stood out for me from the very first scene, one of the most heart-rending and truthful depictions of love that I have ever read. Cannibals is a play of soaring originality, authenticity and ambition.''
George Aza-Selinger, Literary Manager at the National Theatre of Scotland

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