Gillian Anderson, Here Lies Love and Dogfight among nominees for Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Sunny Afternoon, Here Lies Love, Dogfight and The Scottsboro boys have been shortlisted in the best musical category for this year’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards, which also sees nominations for Gillian Anderson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hiddleston.
Anderson and Scott Thomas will compete with Billie Piper, Helen McCrory and Tanya Moodie for the best actress prize, while Hiddleston is up against Mark Strong and Ben Miles for best actor.
The nominees for best play are Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, Rona Munro’s The James Plays, King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, and The Nether, by Jennifer Haley.
Stephen Daldry, Yael Farber, Jeremy Herrin and Ivo van Hove are all up for best director.
The awards will be presented on November 30 at the London Palladium, hosted by Evgeny Lebedev, Christopher Bailey and Anna Wintour.
Presenters include Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Tom Hiddleston for Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse
Ben Miles for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, RSC Swan and Aldwych
Mark Strong for A View from the Bridge, Young Vic
Gillian Anderson for A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic
Helen McCrory for Medea, National Theatre’s Olivier
Tanya Moodie for Intimate Apparel, Ustinov Bath and Park Theatre
Billie Piper for Great Britain, National Theatre’s Lyttelton
Kristin Scott Thomas for Electra, Old Vic
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage at the Ustinov Bath and Park Theatre
The James Plays by Rona Munro at Edinburgh Festival Theatre and National Theatre’s Olivier
King Charles III by Mike Bartlett at the Almeida and Wyndham’s
The Nether by Jennifer Haley at the Royal Court
Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse
Here Lies Love, National Theatre’s Dorfman
The Scottsboro Boys, Young Vic and Garrick
Sunny Afternoon, Hampstead and Harold Pinter Theatre
Stephen Daldry for Skylight, Wyndham’s
Yaël Farber for The Crucible, Old Vic
Jeremy Herrin for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, RSC Swan and the Aldwych
Ivo van Hove for A View from the Bridge, Young Vic
Emerging talent award
Matthew Beard for his performance in Skylight, Wyndham’s
John Dagleish for his performance in Sunny Afternoon, Hampstead and Harold Pinter Theatre
Robert Hastie for his direction of My Night With Reg, Donmar Warehouse
Laura Jane Matthewson for her performance in Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse
Bunny Christie for Emil and the Detectives, National Theatre’s Olivier
Es Devlin for American Psycho, Almeida
Mark Henderson (Lighting designer) for Kate Bush’s Before the Dawn, Eventim Apollo
Ashley Martin-Davis for Wonderland, Hampstead
Most promising playwright
Barney Norris for Visitors, Arcola
Dan O’Brien for The Body of an American, Northampton Royal and Derngate, and Gate Notting Hill
Beth Steel for Wonderland, Hampstead
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