Critics’ Circle Awards 2008

27 Jan

If you are a cinema fan, tis the season for awards, be it the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, the upcoming BAFTAs and the Academy. The world of theatre has their own with the Evening Standard Awards, the Laurence Olivier and the Tony Awards. This time around, it’s the Critics’ Circle’s turn to announce who were the best in theatre last year, with the big winners coming from the DONMAR.

BEST NEW PLAY
August: Osage County by Tracy Letts – NT Lyttelton

The Peter Hepple Award for BEST MUSICAL
La Cage aux Folles – Menier Chocolate Factory & Playhouse

BEST ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh for Ivanov – Donmar West End at Wyndham’s Theatre

BEST ACTRESS
Margaret Tyzack for The Chalk Garden – Donmar Warehouse

The John and Wendy Trewin Award for BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PERFORMANCE
Derek Jacobi for Twelfth Night – Donmar West End at Wyndham’s
David Tennant for Hamlet – Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford & at the Novello

BEST DIRECTOR
Michael Grandage for The Chalk Garden & Ivanov – Donmar Warehouse & Donmar West End at Wyndham’s

BEST DESIGNER
Neil Murray for Brief Encounter – The Cinema, Haymarket

MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT
Alexi Kaye Campbell for The Pride – Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

The Jack Tinker Award for MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Ella Smith for Fat Pig – Trafalgar Studios & Comedy Theatre

*For photos of the event, please follow the link to What’sonstage

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