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Gillian Anderson, Here Lies Love and Dogfight among nominees for Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Gillian-Anderson-in-A-Streetcar-Named-Desire-rehearsals.-Photo-by-Johan-Persson Gillian Anderson in rehearsals for A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo: Johan Persson
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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:

Best actor

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


Best actress

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


Best play 

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


Best musical

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


Best director

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


Best design

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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