The Canary and the Crow writer, Daniel Ward, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Writers’ Guild Award in the Best Play for Young Audiences category.
The Canary and the Crow is Daniel’s debut play, a semi-autobiographical story about a working class black kid who goes to a posh grammar school.
Daniel also stars in the show as the lead character, The Bird.
It debuted in Hull in July 2019, before going down a storm at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, where it won the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence and was shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award.
Daniel is nominated alongside Mike Kenny for Like Water For Goldfish and Nessah Muthy for Small Wonders.
The winner will be announced at on Monday 13th January 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians in central London.
You can next see The Canary and the Crow when it transfers to the Arcola Theatre in London, from 16th January – 8th February 2020.