The casting team behind musical Come from Away were among the winners of this year’s Casting Directors’ Guild Awards.
Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher, along with casting assistant Katherine Skene, won in the best casting in musical theatre category.
Meanwhile, Isabella Odoffin won the best casting in a theatre production for Small Island at the National Theatre.
Ailion, Gallacher and Skene beat Will Burton for Evita, Alastair Coomer and Charlotte Sutton, who were up for Company, Stephen Crockett and David Grindrod, who were nominated for Waitress, and Sam Jones for Wise Children. Grindrod was also nominated for Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse.
The nominees for casting in a theatre production also included Amy Ball for Sweat, Stuart Burt and Julia Horan for the Pinter at the Pinter season, Robert Sterne for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre, and Charlotte Sutton for Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic.
Other winners included Lauren Evans, who won the casting in a TV drama award for Sex Education.
The ceremony was held at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, and marked the second year of the awards, which launched in 2019.