UEA Professor of Scriptwriting Steve Waters has adapted for the stage the novel The Last King of Scotland by fellow UEA Professor, novelist Giles Foden. The novel won the 1998 Whitbread First Novel Award and was released as an Oscar-winning film in 2006. Steve’s stage adaptation has its world premiere at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre on 27 September and runs until 19 October, directed by Gbolahan Obisesan. Steve (pictured) has written many plays for the stage, including Limehouse and Temple (both for the Donmar Warehouse, London), Little Platoons and The Contingency Plan (both at the Bush Theatre, London), Fast Labour (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Hampstead Theatre, London), and World Music (Sheffield Crucible/Donmar Warehouse), all of which are published by Nick Hern Books. His nine-part drama Fall Of The Shah was broadcast on the BBC World Service earlier this year.