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Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2019: the nominations in full

Clockwise from top left: Lost at Sea, The End of Eddy, Baba Yaga, The Dark Carnival, Mouthpiece and Nests. Photos: Mihaela Bodlovic (also The Dark Carnival and Nests), Ryan Buchanan, Shane Reid, Roberto Ricciuti
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My Left/Right Foot – the Musical leads the nominations for this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland with six nods.

Seventeen different productions are nominated across 10 categories. The most nominated company is Edinburgh’s Traverse, which has 11 nods for a total of four different productions.

The winners will be announced on Sunday, June 9 at Tramway in Glasgow.

Nominations in full

Best Female Performance

  • Cora Bissett, What Girls Are Made Of, Traverse Theatre Company and Raw Material in association with Regular Music
  • Jessica Hardwick, Cyrano de Bergerac, National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre, and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
  • Irene Macdougall, All My Sons, Dundee Rep Ensemble
  • Lucianne McEvoy, Ulster American, Traverse Theatre Company

Best Male Performance

  • Darrell D’Silva, Ulster American
  • Lorn Macdonald, Mouthpiece, Traverse Theatre Company in association with HighTide
  • John Michie, The Mack, A Play, a Pie and a Pint at Òran Mór, presented in association with the Traverse Theatre
  • Grant O’Rourke, Ballyturk, Tron Theatre Company

Best Ensemble

  • Ballyturk
  • Lost At Sea, Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts and Morna Young
  • My Left/Right Foot – The Musical, Birds of Paradise and National Theatre of Scotland
  • Square Go, Francesca Moody Productions in association with Seared

Best director

  • Andy Arnold, Ballyturk
  • Ian Brown, Lost at Sea
  • Orla O’Loughlin, Mouthpiece
  • Robert Softley Gale, My Left/Right Foot – The Musical

Ballyturk review at Tron Theatre, Glasgow – ‘a powerful, poignant staging’

Best design

  • Kenneth MacLeod (designer) and Simon Wilkinson (lighting designer), The Dark Carnival, Vanishing Point and Citizens Theatre in association with Dundee Rep Ensemble
  • Shona Reppe (design concept), Ailsa Paterson (design realiser), Selene Cochrane (costume designer and maker) and Chris Edser (animator), Baba Yaga, Imaginate and Windmill Theatre Company
  • Michael Taylor (designer) and Mark Doubleday (lighting designer), Kim Beveridge (video designer) and Nick Murray Willis (animator) Ballyturk
  • Karen Tennent (designer) and Katharine Williams (lighting designer), Lost At Sea

Best music and sound

  • Danny Krass (sound designer), Ballyturk
  • Michael John McCarthy (musical director), What Girls Are Made Of
  • Claire McKenzie (music and lyrics), Scott Gilmour (music and lyrics) and Richard Thomas (additional songs), My Left/Right Foot – The Musical
  • Pippa Murphy (composer and sound designer), Lost at Sea

Best technical presentation

  • Baba Yaga
  • The End of Eddy, Untitled Projects and the Unicorn Theatre
  • Interference, National Theatre of Scotland
  • My Left/Right Foot – The Musical

My Left/Right Foot – The Musical review at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh – ‘irreverent and entertaining’

Best production for children and young people

  • Baba Yaga
  • The End of Eddy
  • Nests, Frozen Charlotte and Stadium Rock
  • Stick by Me, Andy Manley, Ian Cameron, and Red Bridge Arts

Best new play

  • Kieran Hurley for Mouthpiece
  • David Ireland for Ulster American
  • Christine Johnston, Rosemary Myers and Shona Reppe for Baba Yaga
  • Robert Softley Gale for My Left/Right Foot – The Musical

Best production

What Girls Are Made Of review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘Euphoric autobiographical gig theatre’

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