Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards: Full Winners List

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards were presented today (Tue 28th Jan) by chairman Mark Shenton at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. The ceremony marked the 25th Anniversary of the prestigious awards.

The Winners:

Most Promising Playwright
Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag (awarded jointly)
Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre, London
award presented to Phoebe Waller-Bridge by Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

Most Promising Playwright
Rory Kinnear for The Herd (awarded jointly)
Bush Theatre, London
award presented to Rory Kinnear by Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer [other than a playwright]
Kate O’Flynn in Port
Lyttelton Theatre at the National, London
award presented to Kate O’Flynn by Maxie Szalwinska, Sunday Times

Best Designer 
Es Devlin for Chimerica
Almeida Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre, London
award presented to Es Devlin by Simon Edge, Daily Express

Best Director 
Lyndsey Turner for Chimerica
Almeida Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre, London
award presented to Lyndsey Turner by Jane Edwardes, Sunday Times

The John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance 
Rory Kinnear in Othello
Olivier Theatre at the National, London
award presented to tbc by Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out

Best Actress 
Lesley Manville in Ghosts
Almeida Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Trafalgar Studios, London
award presented to Lesley Manville by Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

Best Actor 
Lenny Henry in Fences
Theatre Royal Bath and tour, followed by transfer to Duchess Theatre, London
award presented to Lenny Henry by Dominic Maxwell, The Times

The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical [new or revival] 
The Scottsboro Boys
Young Vic Theatre, London
award presented to Catherine Schreiber (producer) & David Lan (Artistic Director, Young Vic Theatre) by Heather Neill, freelance

Best New Play 
Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood
Almeida Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre, London
award presented to Lucy Kirkwood by Michael Billington, The Guardian

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