Timberlake Wertenbaker wins 2016 Writers’ Guild Award for Jefferson’s Garden.

Timberlake Wertenbaker wins 2016 Writers’ Guild Award for Jefferson’s Garden.
David Burnett and Mimi Ndiweni in Jefferson’s Garden

26 January 2016

Watford Palace Theatre’s Creative Associate Timberlake Wertenbaker has been honoured at this year’s Writers' Guild Awards for her play Jefferson's Garden, which won the Best Play award. Jefferson’s Garden was produced at Watford Palace Theatre in February last year and received national critical acclaim.

Brigid Larmour Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre and Director of Jefferson’s Garden said:

"I’m thrilled that the Writers’ Guild have honoured Timberlake with this richly deserved award.  The play is bold, complex and ambitious, both in style and content.  I am proud that Watford Palace Theatre was able to bring the play to an audience, and to realise Timberlake’s provocative and compelling vision."

The Writers’ Guild Awards ceremony is an annual, red-carpet event that has featured high-profile winners since it first launched in 1961. The evening gives writers the chance to honour their peers, and to celebrate the importance of writers and writing to the creative industries, in the UK and abroad. The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain is a trade union representing professional writers in TV, film, theatre, radio, books, poetry, animation and videogames.