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Paul Sellar's The Takeover receives two prestigous award nominations

Paul's 60 minute drama, The Takeover, which was produced by the BBC and directed by Sally Avens, was premiered on Radio 3 on 25 February 2012 and has now received two award nominations.

The first is The Imison Award 2012 for Best Radio Drama Script by a new writer and the second is for Prix Europa, The European Broadcasting Festival, which awards the best European Television, Radio and Online productions each year.

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The Takeover

A sixty minute original produced by the BBC will air on Radio 3 on 25th February 2012. Read more about The Takeover here.

The Wire
25 February 2012, 21:30 - 22:30
By Paul Sellar. Directed by Sally Avens. “A hostile takeover bid sparks a war among rival business interests”. A screenplay version of the film has been developed through Film 4 via an option to Warp x Studios.


2Graves the movie (2012) is to be distributed on the Trinity label – for a trailer, latest news and reviews visit An extract of the play was performed at a recent spotlight showcase by one of the finalists.

2Graves at The Spotlight Prize Showcase 2011

The spotlight showcase was directed by Femi Elufowojo Junior and, wrote Paul Vale of The Stage: “Two Graves by Paul Sellar is a fascinating piece of contemporary verse and proved an excellent vehicle for Eddie Arnold.” 

The Green Cabaret

A new play about the life of Barry Macsweeney, a 60’s Newcastle beat poet, will be presented as part of a new writing festival at the Live Theatre Newcastle (dir. Steve Gilroy / associate director Live).

A unique insight into the world of Barry Mac Sweeney, the precociously talented but troubled Tyneside poet. Green Cabaret is a work in progress script in hand performance. The performance will be followed by a panel and post show discussion.

Part of Fuses: Live Lab 2012 New Writing Festival

  • Date: Saturday 17 March, 5.30pm
  • Location: Studio Theatre
  • Tickets: £5

The Audit

(AKA The Main Who…) was the first play commissioned from a professional playwright by The Lincoln Company and in 2011 it was chosen to represent the UK at the ITSELF International Student Drama Festival in July, hosted by the State Theatre Academy in Warsaw, Poland where it went on to win the Special Jury Prize at the Festival.  An honour shared with the Beijing Opera.

The play was a response to an earlier Lincoln Company play by the same author – "The Man Who Fell Out Of Bed" which played at Edinburgh and LPAC and is published in Oberon Books. The selection panel included the seminal German Opera and Theatre director Peter Stein.

Last updated: 11 March 2012