Edinburgh Lyceum leads Scottish critics awards
The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh dominates the nominations for this year’s Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland.
Six Lyceum productions have received a total of 17 nods across seven of the 10 categories for the annual awards, which take place at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre on June 14.
The Lyceum has an unprecedented three out of four nominations for the best production award, including The Caucasian Chalk Circle and The Venetian Twins, which have received a total of five nods each. The third Lyceum show nominated for the best production prize is Faith Healer, which has three nods in total.
Elsewhere there were four nominations, including best production, for Slope from Glasgow-based Untitled Projects, which had its application for regular funding from Creative Scotland rejected last year. There were also four nods for Catherine Wheels’ immersing production The Voice Thief, including best production for children and young people.
The National Theatre of Scotland received two mentions for The Tin Forest and Last Dream (On Earth), its co-production with Kai Fischer.
Glasgow’s Citizens, a co-producer of Slope, received a further three nominations including best actor for Brian Ferguson’s Hamlet and best ensemble for The Libertine. The Macrobert Arts Centre got four nominations, two each for its children’s theatre co-productions Tales of a Grandfather and Pine Tree, Poggle and Me.
Glasgow lunchtime specialists A Play, A Pie and A Pint received three nominations, including two in the best new play category.
The nominations in full: