A HUDDERSFIELD playwright has won a prestigious drama honour.
Marcia Layne, 30, will be presented with the Alfred Fagon Award 2003 by Baroness Amos tomorrow at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
The award, worth £3,500, has been given for seven years for the best new stage play written in English by a writer from the Car- ibbean or with Carib- bean antecedents.
The award, funded by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, is in memory of Jamaican playwright and actor Alfred Fagon, who died tragically, aged 48, in 1986.
Layne won the award for her play, Off Camera, which was originally commissioned by Paines Plough in 2002 for a performance at the Young Vic theatre in London.
It was produced this year at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.
It focuses on two Jamaican women who return to their homeland in search of cultural heritage and love.
It is not Layne's first play - that was Sister Esteem in 2000 - but it is her first full-length script.
Layne was born and brought up in Coventry.
She has worked as an arts officer for five years at Kirklees Council.