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Michael Grandage and National Theatre win at Falstaff Awards

Jude Law in Henry V, produced by the Michael Grandage Company. Photo: Johan Persson.
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The National Theatre, Michael Grandage Company and the Donmar Warehouse have all been honoured at the Falstaff Awards, with Helen Mirren being presented a lifetime achievement prize.

Produced by playshakespeare.com, the Falstaff Awards recognise the best Shakespeare performance, film and publications from around the world in the previous year.

The Michael Grandage Company took the best play award for Henry V starring Jude Law, which also saw Christopher Oram win the best costume design section.

The National Theatre also won two awards, for its production of King Lear. The show won the best principal performance (female) award, which went to Kate Fleetwood for playing Goneril, and best director for Sam Mendes.

In the sound design category, Emma Laxton won for Coriolanus at the Donmar, with Tom Hiddleston’s performance in this show earning him the best principal performance (male).

Shakespeare’s Globe won the adaptation/dramaturgy prize, for Hamlet – Globe to Globe.

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