Vivienne Franzmann is the joint winner of The 2008 Bruntwood
Playwriting Prize for her debut play Mogadishu, as well as
the winner of The George Devine Award 2011. The play opened to
widespread critical acclaim. Before becoming a playwright,
Franzmann was a drama teacher for 12 years.
'if there is a finer new play than The Witness this year, I'll be astonished' - Evening Standard 'powerful, original and deeply moving' - The Telegraph 'a marvellous piece of writing, delivered with quiet intensity and not an atom overdone' - Financial Times 'a play whose depth, compassion and courage eclipses by far the success of her Bruntwood-winning Mogadishu... triumphant' - The Times 'clever, gripping... noble, inventive' - Daily Mail