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Treading the boards with the UK Theatre Awards

Treading the boards with the UK Theatre Awards

Welcome back to the Creative Awards London blog where we bring you the latest designs and goings on from the UK’s oldest established awards maker. In today’s blog we tread the boards, brush up on our Stanislavski and Meisner techniques and celebrate all that is the UK Theatre Awards.

Creative Awards London are proud to work with and support the British film and theatre industries. Many of our team have backgrounds in the various aspects of theatre and film from writing and directing to staging and lighting. Our love of theatre and film is something that we channel into each of the awards that we produce.

UK Theatre Awards 2018 at the Guildhall LondonWith this in mind we were delighted to be approached by UK Theatre to assist with their esteemed awards. Taking place at the glamorous London’s Guildhall on the 14th of October, the UK Theatre Awards were a veritable who’s who of UK theatre bringing together the leading figures and talents within the industry. (Pamela Raith Photography)

uk theatre awards 2018Hosted by Olivier-nominated musical theatre performer Tyrone Huntley with presenters included Wendi Peters, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Ria Jones, Matt Cardle, Emma Williams and Michael Ellis MP, the awards celebrated the very best of UK theatre. The sleek glass awards captured the importance of the event with a classic design, a nod towards the heritage and prestige of the UK’s contribution to the stage over the centuries, and modern twist that looks forward to the future and current stars. (Ewa Ferdynus Photography)

The full list of winners, a big congrats to all we gladly add, can be found below:


Best New Play

THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES by Kendall Feaver, a Royal Exchange Theatre production

Best Musical Production

THE ASSASSINATION OF KATIE HOPKINS directed by James Grieve, a Theatr Clwyd production

Best Touring Production

THREE SISTERS, a RashDash and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production

Best Show for Children and Young People

THE LITTLE MERMAID directed by Emma Earle and Cameron Carver, a The Egg – Theatre Royal Bath and Pins and Needles co-production    

Best Director

Sarah Frankcom for OUR TOWN, a Royal Exchange Theatre production

Best Design

Morgan Large for WONDERLAND, a Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company production

Best Performance in a Play

Denise Black for THE CHERRY ORCHARD, a Sherman Theatre production

Best Performance in a Musical

Ashley Zhangazha for GUYS AND DOLLS, a Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company co-production

Best Supporting Performance

Gemma Dobson for RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO, a Royal Court, Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre, Bolton production

Achievement in Dance

Northern Ballet for its bold and varied programming, particularly THE LITTLE MERMAID and its Kenneth MacMillan tribute 

Achievement in Opera

David Pountney and Tomáš Hanus for their artistic leadership of Welsh National Opera                                                              

The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre

Scottish Ballet

Theatre Employee of the Year sponsored by Integro in Association with Chubb

Clare Lindsay – Watermill Theatre

Promotion of Diversity

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Achievement in Marketing/Audience Development

The Old Vic    

UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award

The Mill at Sonning won the award for the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2018, supported by Theatre Tokens.

Clothworkers' Theatre Award

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch         

Gielgud Award

Director Richard Eyre received the Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts, presented by Ian McKellen. Accepting the Award, Richard Eyre said:

Once again, Creative Awards London would like to thank all of the team at the UK Theatre,  we offer congratulations to all those involved for the success of their event. For more information about the awards themselves contact us or call 020 8159 2748 for a quotation or to discuss any ideas that you may have.

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