Awards show that top theatre remains vital and alive
Good to see theatre thriving with groundbreaking productions and superb performances keeping the performing arts vital and alive.
Some of our finest actors were honoured last week in the prestigious annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
They included a Best actor and Best actress award for Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo for their wonderful performances in the National Theatre’s production of Antony and Cleopatra.
Best director went to Marianne Elliott’s Company at the Gielgud while Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance at the Young Vic and the Noel Coward Theatre won the award for Best play.
Hamilton was voted Best Musical and it was a member of that company’s cast at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Jamael Westman, who took the award for Best emerging talent.
Another name to watch is Natasha Gordon who was named Most promising playwright for Nine Night at the National Theatre.