In 2015 May was the winner of the BBC PAF's £10k Legacy Award and in 2013 he was the inaugural Papatango Resident Playwright and winner of the £10k BBC performing Arts Fellowship. other award recognition includes being shortlisted for the Channel 4/Oran Mor Comedy Drama Award (2012), the Papatango New Writing Prize (2012), the Alfred Fagon Award (2011, 2012, 2015), the BBC'S Alfred Bradley Award (2011), OffWestEnd's Adopt a Playwright Award (2010 and 2009). He also reached the final round of Soho Theatre's Verity Bargate Award (2011) and won the BBC's inaugural Scriptroom competition (2012). This year (2016) May has been shortlisted for the Old Vic 12 award and named a finalist for the Perfect Pitch £12k musical award.
He is currently writing new plays (for stage and radio) and musicals on commission to Theatre Royal Stratford East and the BBC. In the Summer 2016 (May 4th - May 28th) his play After Independence will be produced by Papatango Theatre Company at the Arcola Theatre in London and published by Bloomsbury.