Last Chance To Vote For The Wilma Awards 2017

Voting for the fourth annual West End Wilma Awards (this year in association with Free@Last TV Ltd), closes tomorrow, Saturday 30 September 2017.

The ceremony will take place on Friday 3 November, 2pm at London’s Delfont Room (Prince of Wales Theatre) and will once again be hosted by Tim McArthur. There ceremony will feature musical performances (to be announced).

Westendwilma.com is the mother/son blogging venture that has been taking over London’s theatre scene for the last five years, interviewing stars of the stage and reviewing all the latest productions. The 2016 awards was a star-studded event, with guests including Sam Bailey, Lesley Joseph, Kerry Ellis, Rachel Tucker, Mazz Murray, Martina Cole, Cassidy Jansen and Tracie Bennett. For all the winners of the 2016 awards and photos from the event check out https://www.westendwilma.com/wilma-awards-2016-winners/

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2017 West End Wilma Award Nominees

Best Touring Production (Sponsored by Martina Cole)
Billy Elliot
Rent
The Addams Family

Best Cabaret/Solo Show (Sponsored by Royal Vauxhall Tavern)
Rachel Tucker (Live At Zedel)
Christine Bianco (O Come All Ye Diva’s)
Audra McDonald (Leicester Square Theatre)

Rising Star (Sponsored by R&H Theatricals Europe)
Andrew Polec (Bat Out Of Hell)
Charlie Stemp (Half A Sixpence)
Abigail Carter Simpson (Newsrevue/Charming Dick)

Best Comedy (Sponsored by JHI Marketing)
Roller Diner (Soho Theatre)
Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Game Shows (Underbelly Festival)
Tina Turner Tea Lady (Gary’s Warehouse – The Bottle Shop)

Best Understudy (Sponsored by Martina Cole)
Jenny Gayner (The Girls)
Joel Montague (School of Rock)
Alice Fearn (Wicked)

Best Performer In An Off-West End Show (Sponsored by Martina Cole)
Zoe Doano (Death Takes A Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre)
Chris Jenkins (Tick Tick Boom, Park Theatre)
Jodie Jacobs (Lizzie, Greenwich Theatre)

Best Performer In A West End Show (Sponsored by Encore Radio)
Victoria Hamilton Barritt (Murder Ballad, Arts Theatre)
Fisayo Akinade (Saint Joan, Donmar Warehouse)
Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence, Noel Coward Theatre)

Best Off-West End Show (Sponsored by The Charing Cross Theatre)
Lizzie (Greenwich Theatre)
Sideshow (Southwark Playhouse)
Working (Southwark Playhouse)

Best West End Show (Sponsored by TodayTix)
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (Palace Theatre)
School Of Rock (New London Theatre)
Half A Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre)

Additional support for the 2017 Wilma Awards is provided by Raw PR

 

Achievement In Creating Accessible Theatre Award to be awarded to Park Theatre

This year sees the introduction of the Achievement In Creating Accessible Theatre Award, recognising venues who not only ensure they are fully wheelchair accessible but also provide a good programme of adapted performances for those with disabilities that may mean they are unable to attend regular performances. Wilma said: “I have been doing a lot of fund raising over the past year for the National Autistic Society who work to stage Relaxed/Autism Friendly Performances of Theatre shows around the UK and I feel we should recognise those theatre’s who are excelling in programming fully accessible seasons.”

This year, the Achievement In Creating Accessible Theatre Award will be presented to the Park Theatre, recognising their outstanding work around making theatre accessible to as many people as possible.

Park Theatre is a venue that strives to be welcoming and inclusive to all. Key to this is ensuring that those with any visible or invisible disabilities or impairments are able to attend and enjoy the performances and activities offered in our building. In Spring 2017 they offered a full range of accessible performances, including captioned, audio described, parent and baby, dementia friendly and relaxed.