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Off West End Theatre Awards 2019: the winners in full

Jason Winter, Michael Lin and Ross Dawes in The Rink at Southwark Playhouse. Photo: Darren Bell The Rink at Southwark Playhouse won four awards at the Offies, including best musical production
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The Off West End Theatre Awards 2019, which celebrate independent theatres in London, were announced at a ceremony at Battersea Arts Centre on February 3.

Plays

Best male performance in a play
Jonathan Broadbent for Humble Boy at Orange Tree Theatre

Best female performance in a play
Sarah Niles for Leave Taking at Bush Theatre

Best male performance in a supporting role in a play
Wil Johnson for Leave Taking at Bush Theatre

Best female performance in a supporting role in a play
Lindsey Campbell for The Open House at Print Room

Best director
Femi Elufowoju Jr. for The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives at the Arcola Theatre

Most promising new playwright
Joe White for Mayfly at the Orange Tree Theatre

Best new play
Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm for Br’er Cotton at Theatre503

Best ensemble
Out of Forest Theatre for Bury the Hatchet at Hope Theatre

Best performance piece
Arinze Kene for Misty at the Bush Theatre

Best production
The Outsider at Print Room

TBC Award (for productions outside traditional categories)
BAC Beatbox Academy for Frankenstein at Battersea Arts Centre

 

Musicals and opera

Best female performance in a musical
Caroline O’Connor / Gemma Sutton for The Rink at Southwark Playhouse

Best male performance in a musical
Rob Houchen for Eugenius!​ at The Other Palace

Best female performance in a supporting role in a musical
Mairi Barclay for Pippin at ​Southwark Playhouse

Best male performance in a supporting role in a musical
Gary Trainor for Rothschilds and Sons at Park Theatre

Best choreography
Fabian Aloise for The Rink at​ Southwark Playhouse

Best musical director
Joe Bunker for The Rink at S​outhwark Playhouse

Best new musical
Grindr the Opera at Above the Stag

Best musical production
The Rink at Southwark Playhouse

Best opera production
The Rape of Lucretia at Arcola Theatre

 

Productions for young people

Best production for young people aged 0-7
Huddle at Unicorn Theatre

Production for young people 8+
The Adventures of Curios Ganz at Little Angel Theatre

Production for young people 13+
Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow at Chickenshed

 

Design

Best costume design
Gabriella Slade for Six at the Arts Theatre

Best set design
Bethany Wells for Distance at the Park Theatre

Best sound design
Sam West for Becoming Shades​ at the Vaults

Best lighting design
Zoe Spurr for Tiny Dynamite​ at the Old Red Lion

Best video design
Will Duke for I’m a Phoenix, Bitch​ at Battersea Arts Centre

 

People’s vote

Best theatre bar
Arcola theatre

Best social media presence and activities
Hope Theatre

Best foodie experience / facilities
Park Theatre

Best programmes/ comfort welcoming/ programming online info and booking
Blue Elephant Theatre

 

Special awards

Madani Younis for his work as artistic director the Bush Theatre

Producer Sally Wood

David Jubb for his work as artistic director of Battersea Arts Centre

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