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£10,000 prize for teacher.

£10,000 prize for teacher.

A primary school headteacher has won a £10,000 playwriting prize for his comedy about a disastrous Ofsted inspection.

Headless, by Colin Dowland, won the 2019 Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize.

The headteacher in the play is found drunk and unconscious and locked in a toilet on the day inspectors visit.

Mr Dowland said his job was perfect inspiration because "in school something ridiculous happens every day".

'Most terrifying'

Headless, which includes compromising revelations of a dominatrix, an illicit affair and a wayward gap student, will now be considered for production by Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre.

    

The competition is run by the theatre and Liverpool Hope University.

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