Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2014: Full Winners List

The winners of the 2014 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards have been announced. Mark Shenton hosted the ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre today (27th January).

As ever, the ceremony was an informal gathering of award recipients, the drama critics, theatre practitioners and the media, convivially coming together to celebrate the critics’ personal choice of the best theatre from throughout the UK during the last calendar year. 

Check out the full winners list below:

Best New Play
King Charles III by Mike Bartlett
Almeida Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre, London

Tim Pigott Smith in King Charles III / Photo Credit: Johan Persson

The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical [new or revival]
Gypsy
Festival Theatre, Chichester, followed by 2015 transfer to Savoy Theatre, London

Best Actor
Mark Strong in A View from the Bridge
Young Vic Theatre, London, followed by 2015 transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre, London

Best Actress
Helen McCrory in Medea
Olivier Theatre at the National, London

The John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance
Antony Sher in Henry IV Parts I & II
Royal Shakespeare Company at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, regional tour & Barbican Theatre, London

Best Director
Ivo van Hove for A View from the Bridge
Young Vic Theatre, London, followed by 2015 transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre, London 

Best Designer (awarded jointly)
Paul Barritt for Golem 
1927 at Young Vic Theatre, London

and

Es Devlin for The Nether 
Headlong Theatre at Royal Court Theatre, London, followed by 2015 transfer to Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Most Promising Playwright 
Barney Norris for Visitors 
Up in Arms regional tour & Arcola Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Bush Theatre, London

The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer [other than a playwright] 
Patsy Ferran
in Blithe Spirit and Treasure Island
Gielgud Theatre, London & Olivier Theatre at the National, London


Since the Awards’ inception in 1989 the theatre critics, consisting entirely of respected and influential working journalists, have prided themselves on offering something unique on the packed theatre awards circuit: each member of the Drama Section independently casts their vote based on personal choice, free of any discussion or industry influence, ensuring a highly democratic voting process.

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