Lights! Planets! People!, the latest stage play by UEA writer Molly Naylor, has been shortlisted for the New Writing South Best New Play Award. It was commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Norwich Arts Centre and supported with funding from Arts Council England. Molly (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) in 2008 and returned to UEA as a Lecturer in Scriptwriting last year. Her first solo show Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010 before touring internationally. Besides her work for theatre, she has published two collections of poetry, You Clown (2012) and Badminton (2016). Her six-part comedy drama After Hours, co-written with UEA graduate John Osborne, was broadcast on Sky1 in 2015. She has previously been commissioned by BBC Radio 4, Sky, The BFI, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Creative England, The Bush Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Battersea Arts Centre, and is currently writing I’ll See Myself Out, a Creative England and BFI-funded feature film. The winner of the New Writing South Award will be announced on 2 June.