Friday, 6 March 2015

Sunny Afternoon named Most Inspiring West End Show; full result announced

John Dagleish in Sunny Afternoon
Sunny Afternoon has been voted Most Inspiring West End Show by the readers of West End Frame. Marking the first West End Frame Award of 2015, theatregoers chose the musical out of twenty nominated productions. 

Sunny Afternoon, which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, transferred to the West End last year following its premiere at the Hampstead Theatre. 

Currently booking at the Harold Pinter Theatre to 24th October 2015, the acclaimed cast of Sunny Afternoon includes John Dagleish as Ray Davies, George Maguire as Dave Davies, Ned Derrington as Pete Quaife and Adam Sopp as Mick Avory.

Broadway musical Memphis, which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre last year with Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly in starring roles, finishes second place whilst the West End revival of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre finishes third.

Completing the runners-up are Les Miserables (Queen’s) and Cats (London Palladium). Check out the full result below. London is home to some of the most inspiring theatre in the world. This award was a celebration of all those shows which leave audiences with a spring in their step - whether people are left with tears of joy or sadness, all the nominated shows make a mark on their audiences.

Voting for Most Inspiring West End Show opened on Wednesday 25th February and closed on Friday 6th March 2015. The award was previously won by Cabaret in December 2012 with Our Boys and Les Miserables finishing as runners-up.

Most Inspiring West End Show marked the first of the 2015 West End Frame Awards. Unlike other theatre awards, West End Frame only opens voting for one category at a time and combines musicals and plays into the same categories (where applicable). Over 50,000 votes were counted during the 2014 West End Frame Awards. Voting for the next Award will open in April.

Full Result: Most Inspiring West End Show 2015

WINNER
Sunny Afternoon 
Harold Pinter
31%

2nd Place
Memphis 
Shaftesbury
15%

3rd Place
Miss Saigon 
Prince Edward
13%

4th Place
Les Miserables 
Queen’s
13%

5th Place
Cats 
London Palladium
7%

6th Place
Wicked 
Apollo Victoria
5%

7th Place
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical 
Aldwych
4%

8th Place
Billy Elliot The Musical 
Victoria Palace
3%

9th Place
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time 
Gielgud
2%

10th Place
War Horse
New London
2%

Other nominated shows included: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Di And Viv And Rose (Vaudeville), Made In Dagenham (Adelphi), Mamma Mia! (Novello), Matilda (Cambridge), My Night With Reg (Apollo), Once (Phoenix), Shakespeare In Love (Noel Coward), Taken At Midnight (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and The Commitments (Palace).

Photo Credit: Kevin Cummins

1 comment:

  1. I voted Memphis! Feel I may have to see Sunny Afternoon now. I've been hearing a lot of good things!

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