Scarlett Strallen heads UK Theatre Awards hopefuls
Scarlett Strallen, Tom Edden and Jamie Parker are to compete for the best musical performance prize at this year’s UK Theatre Awards.
Strallen has been nominated for Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, Edden has been recognised for Oliver! at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, and Parker has been shortlisted for Guys and Dolls at Chichester Festival Theatre.
The 2014 UK Theatre Awards, run by industry body UK Theatre to recognise achievements by regional companies, will be held at London’s Guildhall on October 19.
The shortlist for the theatre management categories, as well as the My Theatre Matters! UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award – which returns for a second year and can be voted on by the public until September 29 – will be announced next week exclusively in The Stage.
This year’s ceremony will also include a £150,000 prize from the Clothworkers’ Foundation, which will be presented to a regional producing theatre. The foundation is presenting this award annually for the next five years, with venues from a different region in England honoured each time. This year, it will be awarded to a venue from the south-west.
The full list of UK Theatre Awards nominations in creative categories is:
Best new play
• An August Bank Holiday Lark, by Deborah McAndrew – tour produced by Northern Broadsides in partnership with the New Vic in Newcastle-under-Lyme
• Pressure by David Haig – a Chichester Festival Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh co-production
• Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again by Alice Birch – a Royal Shakespeare Company production that ran at the Other Place and the Royal Court
Best performance in a play
•Adam Best for Crime and Punishment – co-produced by the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh
• Patrick O’Kane for Quietly – produced by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin
• Suranne Jones for Orlando – produced by the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Best supporting performance
• Alan Suri for The Winterling – produced by Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
• Jenna Augen for Bad Jews – produced by Theatre Royal Bath productions
• Sally Ann Triplett for My Judy Garland Life – produced by Nottingham Playhouse
Best musical production
• The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler – co-produced by Vanishing Point and the National Theatre of Scotland in association with Eden Court at the Citizens in Glasgow and on tour
• Brass – produced by National Youth Music Theatre at City Varieties, Leeds
• Chicago – produced by Curve, Leicester
Best performance in a musical
• Jamie Parker for Guys and Dolls, a Chichester Festival Theatre production
• Scarlett Strallen for Candide, a Menier Chocolate Factory production
• Tom Edden for Oliver!, a Sheffield Theatres production
Best show for children and young people
• Around the World in Eighty Days – co-produced by Royal Exchange Theatre and the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme
• Dragon – co-produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, Vox Motus and Tianjin People’s Art Theatre
• Nivelli’s War – a Cahoots NI production
Best touring production
• Translations by Brian Friel, produced by English Touring Theatre
• The Two Worlds of Charlie F by Owen Sheers, produced by Garry McQuinn and Amanda Faber
• Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, produced by Birmingham Hippodrome and Wales Millennium Centre with Cape Town Opera
• David Thacker – Long Day’s Journey into Night, produced by Octagon Theatre, Bolton
• Duncan Macmillan and Robert Icke – 1984, co-produced by Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre
• Louise Lowe – Angel Meadow, produced by ANU
• Jon Bausor for Mametz, produced by National Theatre Wales
• Max Jones for True West, produced by the Citizens, Glasgow
• Mike Britton for A Tale of Two Cities, produced by Royal and Derngate, Northampton
Achievement in dance
• Birmingham Hippodrome for the International Dance Festival Birmingham
• English National Ballet and Tamara Rojo for Lest We Forget
• Rambert and Jeannie Steele for Merce Cunningham’s Events
Achievement in opera
• James Conway for leading English Touring Opera
• Richard Farnes for conducting Opera North’s Death in Venice, The Girl of the Golden West and Gotterdammerung
• Welsh National Opera’s chorus for Moses und Aron
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