Simon Longman is a playwright from the West Midlands, UK. His plays include Island Town (Paines Plough), Gundog (Royal Court), Rails (TBTL), White Sky (RWCMD/Royal Court), Sparks (Old Red Lion) and Milked (Pentabus Theatre Company). His short films include Oakwood (BBC) and Dove (RWCMD). As Associate Artist at Kestrel Theatre Company, he has worked extensively within prisons in the UK, writing for and working with participants in developing playwriting and performance. In 2018 he won the 49th George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and has previously won the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme. His plays have been translated and performed throughout Europe.