Tonight, the 60th Evening Standard London Theatre Awards took place at the London Palladium in front of a star studded audience including David and Victoria Beckham. The hollywood A-list attendees were great names to have at a show, however I’m a little lost as to what a lot of them have to do with theatre!
Anyway, here are the winners!
The Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Beth Steel for Wonderland.
The Emerging Talent Award in Partnership with Burberry
Laura Jane Matthewson for her role as Rose in Dogfight.
The Milton Shulman Award for Best Director
Jeremy Herrin for Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies.
The Beyond Theatre award for pushing the boundaries of musicals
Here Lies Love
Kate Bush for Before the Dawn.
The Best Design Award in Partnership with Heal’s
Es Devlin for the stage adaptation of American Psycho at the Almeida.
Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical
The Scottsboro Boys (beating Dog Fight, Here Lies Love and Sunny Afternoon).
The Revival of the Year Award
The NOOK Award for Best Play
The James Plays.
Best Actor award
Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress
Lots of surprises in there and I’m sorry so say a lot of people/shows I’m not really even familiar with! I think this goes to show there are two types of theatre-goers, the mainstream and the high brow. I seem to be very much mainstream!
Huge congrats to Laura Jane Matthewson for her Emerging Talent Award… well deserved!
Well done to Kate Bush too for winning the Editors Award! Quite where that fits in to a theatre awards ceremony I’m not sure but I hear her show was very theatrical!
Check out all the details of what happened and who was there here