Theatre Awards UK
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The TMA Awards, established in 1991, are presented annually by UK Theatre (previously known as the Theatrical Management Association) in recognition of creative excellence and outstanding work in United Kingdom theatres. In 2011, the ceremony was renamed as the Theatre Awards UK.
The 2013 UK Theatre Award winners were announced on 20 October 2013
- Best New Play: Bull by Mike Bartlett a Sheffield Theatres production
- Best Performance in a Play: Cush Jumbo for A Doll's House a Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester production
- Best Supporting Performance: Siân Phillips for This Is My Family a Sheffield Theatres production
- Best Musical Production: This Is My Family directed by Daniel Evans a Sheffield Theatres production
- Best Performance in a Musical: Janie Dee for Hello Dolly! a Curve, Leicester production
- Best Show for Children and Young People: The Borrowers a Northern Stage, Newcastle production and Mister Holgado a Unicorn Theatre production
- Best Director: Blanche McIntyre for The Seagull a Headlong and Nuffield, Southampton production in association with Derby Theatre
- Best Design: Jonathan Fensom and Charles Balfour for The Accrington Pals, a Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester production
- Best Touring Production: The Full Monty a Sheffield Theatres production, presented by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers
- Achievement in Dance: Independent dance artist Wendy Houstoun for her insightful, funny solo 50 Acts
- Achievement in Opera: Welsh National Opera for the productions of Lulu & Lohengrin, conducted by Lothar Koenigs
- The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre: Scottish Opera
- Achievement in Marketing; Northern Ballet
- Theatre Employee/Manager of the Year: Brenda Walliss – Princess Theatre, Torquay
- Promotion of Diversity: Contact Theatre Manchester
- My Theatre Matters! UK's Most Welcoming Theatre in association with Classic FM: The Bike Shed Theatre
- The Stage Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre: Simon Callow
2010 nominees and winners
- Best Performance In A Play
Frances Barber for That Face - a Sheffield Theatres production
Maggie Steed for Hay Fever at West Yorkshire Playhouse – a West Yorkshire Playhouse production
- Best Supporting Performance in a Play
Ayesha Antoine for My Wonderful Day at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough – a Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough production
Ryan Sampson for Brighton Beach Memoirs- a Watford Palace Theatre Production
Ray Fearon for A Raisin in the Sun - a Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester production
- Best New Play
Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian by Gary Owen - a Watford Palace Theatre Production
- The Equity Award for Best Show for Children and Young People
The Snail and the Whale - a production by Cahoots NI in association with the Grand Opera House, Belfast
Pobby and Dingan- a Catherine Wheels Theatre Company production, in association with Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Toro! Toro! - a Salisbury Playhouse production in the Salberg Studio of the Salisbury Playhouse
- Best Musical Production
- Britain's Got Bhangra at Theatre Royal Stratford East - produced by Theatre Royal Stratford East and RIFCO Arts in association with Warwick Arts Centre.
- Best Performance in a Musical
Ensemble: The Hired Man- an Octagon Theatre Bolton production.
David Birrell for Sweeney Todd a Dundee Rep Ensemble production, at Dundee Rep.
Ensemble: Oh! What a Lovely War - Northern Stage's production on tour.
- Best Supporting Performance in a Musical
Michelle Crook for Oklahoma! - UK Productions at the Liverpool Empire.
Louise Plowright for Irving Berlin's White Christmas the Musical. A Michael Rose Limited, Chris Moreno & Mayflower Theatre, Southampton presentation of a Theatre Royal Plymouth Production.
- Best Design
Mike Brookes and Simon Banham for The Persians - a National Theatre Wales production.
Alex Lowde for The Elephant Man - a Dundee Rep Ensemble production, at Dundee Rep.
- Best Lighting Design
Chris Davey for Dial M for Murder – a West Yorkshire Playhouse and Fiery Angel production and for Beyond the Horizon – a Royal & Derngate, Northampton production. James Farncombe for Ghost Stories – a Lyric Hammersmith and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Production.
Guy Hoare for A Christmas Carol – a Birmingham Repertory Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production.
- Best Director
Michael Buffong for A Raisin in the Sun - a Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester production.
Rachel O'Riordan for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast's The Absence of Women
Laurie Sansom for Beyond the Horizon and Spring Storm - Royal & Derngate, Northampton productions.
- Best Touring Production
Kursk – A Young Vic and Fuel co-production: Sound and Fury's Kursk at the Young Vic and on tour.
The Hypochondriac – a Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and English Touring Theatre production.
The Empire – a Royal Court Theatre and Drum Theatre Plymouth production.
- Achievement in Dance
Danza Contemporanea de Cuba for Mambo 3XX1 by George Cespédes. Mambo 3XX1 was co-commissioned by Dance Consortium, DanceEast and Sadler's Wells.
The Mark Morris Dance Group for L'allegro, Il Pensero Ed Il Moderato.
The dancers of Scottish Ballet for William Forsythe's Workwithinwork.
- Achievement in Opera
2009 nominees and winners
- Best Performance in a Play
Irene Macdougall for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Dundee Rep
- Best Supporting Performance in a Play
Claire Price for Mary Stuart at Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Adam Gillen for the Royal Exchange Theatre Company's A Taste of Honey
Eileen O'Brien for When We Are Married at West Yorkshire Playhouse
- Best New Play
ENRON by Lucy Prebble, a Headlong, Chichester Festival Theatre and Royal Court Theatre production at Chichester Festival Theatre
King Pelican by Chris Goode at Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Mercury Theatre and Theate 503's The Lifesavers by Fraser Grace at The Mercury, Colchester
- Best Show for Children and Young People
For The Best Presented by the Unicorn Theatre in collaboration with Mark Storor and Anna Ledgard
TAG's Museum of Dreams on tour
- Best Musical
Spend Spend Spend at Watermill, Newbury
The Ambassador Theatre Group's West Side Story on tour
- Best Performance in a Musical
Alexandra Silber for Carousel, Stanhope Productions, Michael Edwards & Carole Winter, Tiger/WSZ, Stevens-O'Boyle, and Tulchin/Bartner/Ambassador Theatre Group in association with The Churchill, Bromley on tour
Ryan O'Donnell for Quadrophenia, Bill Schultz, Ina Meibach and the Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Industrial Language Ltd on tour
Allan Stewart for Jolson and Co, King's Edinburgh and Churchill, Bromley on tour
- Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Kirsty Hoiles for Spend Spend Spend at the Watermill, Newbury
Carly Bawden for Evita, Bill Kenwright by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group, on tour
Lauren Hood for Carousel, Stanhope Productions, Michael Edwards & Carole Winter, Tiger/WSZ, Stevens-O'Boyle, and Tulchin/Bartner/Ambassador Theatre Group in association with The Churchill, Bromley on tour
- Best Set Design
Michael Pavelka for The Merchant of Venice, Watermill Theatre and Propellor on tour
Stuart Laing for Les Parents Terribles at Dundee Rep
Ferdia Murphy for The Home Place, Lyric Theatre, Belfast at Grand Opera House
- Best Lighting Design
Daniella Beattie for The Wicked Lady at New Victoria Newcastle Under Lyme
James Farncombe for Private Fears in Public Places at Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Tim Mitchell for A Month in the Country at Salisbury Playhouse
- Best Director
Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Othello, Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth in collaboration with Royal and Derngate, Northampton on tour
David Leddy for Sub Rosa, Fire Exit and Citizen's Theatre Co-production at the Citizen's, Glasgow
Dawn Walton for the Eclipse Theatre's The Hounding of David Oluwale on tour
- Best Touring Production
Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld present The Kneehigh Theatre Production in a co production with Royal and Derngate Northampton
The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Company and Baxter Theatre Company South Africa
Waiting for Godot, Theatre Royal Haymarket Company in partnership with Duncan C Weldon Productions Ltd
- Achievement in Opera
Glyndebourne for an outstanding 75th Anniversary season
- Achievement in Dance
The dancers of English National Ballet, who showed new strength and interpretative skills across a range of repertory
Rambert Dance Company's production of Hush
Birmingham Royal Ballet's Pomp and Circumstances
- The Stage Award of Special Achievement in Regional Theatre
The Theatre, Chipping Norton
Theatre Royal Stratford East for its Musical Theatre Training Programme
Corn Exchange, Newbury
Schools Theatre Support Group
Chichester Festival Theatre
- The Special Award of Individual Achievement
Past winning productions
|Year||Best New Play||Best Musical||Best Show for Children and Young People||Achievement in Dance||Achievement in Opera|
|2008||The Pitman Painters by Lee Hall at Live Theatre, Newcastle||Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi at the Playhouse, Liverpool||Looking for JJ adapted from Anne Cassidy's novel by Marcus Romer at the Pilot Theatre||Theatre-Rites & Arthur Pita for Mischief||Opera North for its summer Shakespeare season|
|2007||That Face by Polly Stenham at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court||Sunshine on a Leith at Dundee Rep||Citizens' Theatre/Tag's Yellow Moon (The Ballad Of Leila And Lee) at the Citizens', Glasgow and tour||Birmingham Royal Ballet's Stravinsky! A Celebration 2007||Opera North's Peter Grimes|
|2006||Rubenstein Kiss by James Phillips at Hampstead Theatre||Road To Nowhere at the Lyric Hammersmith||National Theatre of Scotland and Improbable's The Wolves In The Walls on tour||Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo for their hilarious blend of low comedy and high glamour that lampoons and celebrates the golden age of classical ballet||Welsh National Opera's Mazeppa|
|2005||Pyrenees by David Greig Tron Theatre Company and Paines Plough||How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the Festival Theatre, Chichester||Alice's Adventures In Wonderland at Bristol Old Vic||Mark Baldwin for the creation of Constant Speed and the high calibre of his artistic directorship of Rambert Dance Company||The Partnership of Vladimir Jurowski and Richard Jones for Welsh National Operas Wozzeck|
|2004||The Sugar Syndrome by Lucy Prebble at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs||The Hired Man book by Melvyn Bragg, music and lyrics by Howard Goodall, by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd at Salisbury Playhouse||Arthur, The Story Of A King, Wee Stories & The Scottish Touring Consortium co-created by Andy Cannon, Iain Johnstone and David Trouton||Scottish Ballet for sure-footed modernisation under Ashley Page and dynamic performances||Opera North for its Eight Little Greats season at Leeds and on tour|
|2003||The Breathing House by Peter Arnott, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh||Sweet Charity book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fileds, based on the original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinellis and Ennio Flaiano. Produced for the Broadway stage by Fryer, Carr and Harris, conceived, staged and choreographed by Bob Fosse, by arrangement with Music Scope (UK) and Stage Musicals Ltd., at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield||Tom's Midnight Garden adapted by David Wood from Philippa Pearce's book, Library Theatre Company, Manchester||George Piper Dances' Critics' Choice ****** programme||Tristan und Isolde at Glyndebourne|
|2002||Gagarin Way by Gregory Burke, Traverse Theatre Company in association with the National Theatre Studio on tour||Fiddler On The Roof book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, produced on the New York stage by Harold Prince, original New York stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, a Watermill West Berkshire Playhouse production||Lifeboat by Nicola McCartney, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company in association with Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh on tour||Christopher Hampson for Double Concerto, an outstanding new ballet in a fine year for repertory at English National Ballet||Scottish Opera for Die Walküre and Siegfried|
|2001||Splendour by Abi Morgan, Paines Plough in association with the Peter Wolff Theatre Trust on tour||The Gondoliers by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, adapted by John Doyle at The Watermill West Berkshire Playhouse||The Unicorn Theatre's Tom's Midnight Garden by David Wood adapted from the book by Philippa Pearce, incidental music Stephen McNeff||Rambert Dance Company for their performance of Mats Ek's She Was Black||Richard Jones, Vladimir Jurowski and the Company for Welsh National Opera's production of The Queen of Spades|
|2000||Larkin With Women by Ben Brown at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough||Anonymous Society based on the music of Jacques Brel, created by Andrew Wale and Perrin Allen with English lyrics by Andrew Wale, based on translation by Helen Lea, produced by Start at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith||Under The Apple Tree devised by Paul Harman, Philip Harrison and David Tarkenter for ctc on tour||Tamara Rojo for her outstanding performances for English National Ballet||Anja Silja, Amanda Roocroft and Jir Belohlvek for leading Glyndebourne's revival of Jenufa|
|1999||The Palace Theatre Watford production of The Late Middle Classes by Simon Gray, subsequently toured nationally by the Ambassador Theatre Group||Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Tamasha Theatre Company's Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings And A Funeral adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith, music arranged by Barrie Bignold, English lyrics by Shaun McCarthy at Birmingham Repertory Theatre||The Young Vic Theatre Company's Arabian Nights adapted and directed by Dominic Cooke at the Young Vic and now on tour, in association with Warwick Arts Centre and Darren Ockert Productions||Lez Brotherston for Northern Ballet Theatre's Carmen, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Giselle, Dracula and A Christmas Carol||Scottish Opera, especially for its outstanding productions of Der Rosenkavalier and Macbeth|
|1998||Frozen by Bryony Lavery at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre||Spend Spend Spend! by Steve Brown and Justin Greene inspired by the life of Viv Nicholson, from the book by Viv Nicholson and Stephen Smith at West Yorkshire Playhouse||Oxford Stage Company's Junk by Melvyn Burgess, adapted by John Retallack||David Bintley for the choreography of Edward II, for mounting the Balanchine bill and for reviving Dame Ninette de Valois' The Prospect Before Us for Birmingham Royal Ballet||Welsh National Opera for Billy Budd and The Coronation of Poppea|
|1997||Popcorn by Ben Elton, a co-production between Nottingham Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse||Divorce Me Darling book, music and lyrics by Sandy Wilson at Chichester Festival Theatre||Beauty And The Beast, directed and written by Laurence Boswell at the Young Vic Theatre, London||The dancers of Rambert Dance Company for their performances in Airs, Eidolon, Port For Angels and Stream||The cast and production of Scottish Opera's Idomeneo|
|1996||Divine Right by Peter Whelan at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre||By Jeeves by Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the Jeeves stories by P G Wodehouse at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough||Peter Pan by J M Barrie adapted by Matthew Warchus at West Yorkshire Playhouse|
|1995||Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson, at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow||Moll Flanders book by Claire Luckham (from the novel by Daniel Defoe), lyrics by Paul Leigh (original lyrics by Claire Luckham and Chris Bond), music by George Stiles (based on tunes of the period) at the Theatre Royal, York||The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse, book and lyrics by Anthony Clark, music by Mark Vibrans at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
|1994||Hated Nightfall by Howard Barker, co-produced by the Royal Court and the Wrestling School, on tour||Assassins music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman from an original idea by Charles Gilbert Junior at the Library Theatre, Manchester||Two Weeks With The Queen adapted by Mary Morris from the novel by Morris Gleitzman, coproduced by the Royal National Theatre and the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round, Scarborough|
|1993||Lost In Yonkers by Neil Simon, presented by Duncan C Weldon, on tour||Me And My Girl book and lyrics by L Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber, music by Noel Gay, a Richard Armitage/Noel Gay Organisation production presented by Pola Jones and Farworlds Ltd, on tour||The Royal National Theatre's production of Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn, on tour|
|1992||The Choice by Claire Luckham at Salisbury Playhouse||Into The Woods music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine at the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich||The Magic Storybook by Renata Allen, Oxford Stage Company and Oxford Playhouse|
|1991||Donny Boy by Robin Glendinning at Manchester Royal Exchange||Sweeney Todd music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler at Oldham Coliseum||Monty Moonbeam's Magnificent Mission by Christopher Lillicrap and Jeanette Ranger at the Swan Theatre, Worcester|
Past winning performers
|Year||Best Performance in a Play||Best Supporting Performance in a Play||Best Performance in a Musical||Best Supporting Performance in a Musical|
|2008||Brenda Blethyn for the Royal Exchange Theatre Company's The Glass Menagerie||Kate O'Flynn for the Royal Exchange Theatre Company's The Children's Hour||Brian Conley for The Music Man at Chichester Festival Theatre||Martin Ball for Mary Poppins on tour|
|2007||Patrick Stewart for Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre produced in association with Duncan C Weldon and Paul Elliot||Meg Fraser for All My Sons at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh||Henry Goodman for Sheffield Theatres' Fiddler On The Roof at the Crucible||Anne Louise Ross for Sunshine On Leith at Dundee Rep|
|2006||Greg Hicks for Tamburlaine at Bristol Old Vic||Tom Brooke for The Long And The Short And The Tall at the Lyceum, Sheffield||Junix Inocian for Pacific Overtures at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester||Nicole Faraday for Bad Girls The Musical at West Yorkshire Playhouse|
|2005||Ian McDiarmid for Lear at the Crucible, Sheffield||Jimmy Akingbola for Blue/Orange at the Crucible, Sheffield||Anna-Jane Casey for Mack And Mabel at the Watermill||Mark Tracie Bennett for the Royal Exchange Theatre Company's Sex, Chips & Rock N Roll|
Past winning creatives
|Year||Best Director||Best Set Design||Best Lighting Design||Special Award for Individual Achievement||Special Award for Achievement in Regional Theatre|
|2008||Michael Boyd for The Histories at RSC Stratford-Upon-Avon||Mike Britton for Lady From The Sea at Birmingham Rep||The Royal Exchange Theatre Company's The Children's Hour designed by Mick Hughes||Bill Kenwright||Latitude Festival|
|2007||Tim Supple for A Midsummer Night's Dream on tour||Chloe Lamford for Small Miracle at the Mercury, Colchester||Matthew Bourne||Bruntwood Group - for their year round charitable work and key contributions off stage|
|2006||Nina Raine for Unprotected at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool||Robert Innes Hopkins for Promise, Promises at the Crucible, Sheffield||Thelma Holt||English Youth Ballet|
|2005||Michael Grandage for Don Carlos at the Crucible, Sheffield||Faustus set design by Laura Hopkins at Northampton Theatre Royal||The Mackintosh Foundation|
|2004||Anna Mackmin for Cloud Nine a Sheffield Theatres production at the Crucible||Liz Ascroft for the Royal Exchange Theatre Company's The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice||The Playhouse Theatre, Derry|
|2003||David Farr for A Midsummer Night's Dream at Bristol Old Vic||Julian Croch, Phil Eddols, Colin Grenfell and Stephen Snell for The Hanging Man, Improbable Theatre in co-production wit West Yorkshire Playhouse, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Walker Art Center, the Lyric Hammersmith and Weiner Festwochen in association with Pomegrante Arts||The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire|
|2002||Emma Rice for Kneehigh Theatre's The Red Shoes on tour||Simon Higlett for Elizabeth Rex at Birmingham Repertory Theatre produced in association with Duncan C. Weldon and Paul Elliott for Triumph Entertainment Ltd, and for Nuffield Theatre Southampton's Three Sisters presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions on tour||mindthe gap|
|2001||Vicky Featherstone for Splendour, Paines Plough in association with the Peter Wolff Theatre Trust on tour||Laura Hopkins for Mister Heracles at West Yorkshire Playhouse||The Wales Association for the Performing Arts|
|2000||Richard Wilson for Mr Kolpert at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court||Jeremy Herbert for 4.48 Psychosis at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court||Mercury Theatre, Colchester|
|1999||Edward Hall for Twelfth Night at The Watermill, West Berkshire Playhouse||Es Devlin for the Bush Theatre's Howie The Rookie at the Bush Theatre||Northern Stage|
|1998||Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott for Shockheaded Peter, a Cultural Industry project produced in collaboration with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Lyric Theatre Hammersmith||Neil Warmington for Jane Eyre, Shared Experience Theatre in association with the Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and the Young Vic Theatre on tour||Mobil Touring Theatre|
|1997||Jan et Suzman for The Cherry Orchard, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company in a co-production with the Market Theatre, Johannesburg||Robert Innes Hopkins for The Wasp Factory at West Yorkshire Playhouse and Oxford Stage Company's My Mother Said I Never Should on tour||G & J Productions|
|1996||Mike Alfreds for Flesh And Blood, Jude The Obscure and Private Lives, Method & Madness on tour||Tony Tripp for Cole Porter's High Society presented by Paul Elliott by arrangement with Paul Dainty Europe Ltd. Sheffield Theatres and Warner Chappell Music Ltd, on tour||Jeremy Raison, Artistic Director of Chester Gateway|
|1995||Barrie Rutter for The Cracked Pot at West Yorkshire Playhouse in association with Northern Broadsides, and for Northern Broadsides' tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream||Robin Don for The Winter Guest at West Yorkshire Playhouse, co-produced with the Almeida Theatre Company|
|1994||Anthony Clark for The Atheist's Tragedy and The Playboy Of The Western World at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre||Peter J Davison for the tours of the Almeida Theatre's production of Medea in association with Bill Kenwright Ltd and Theatr Clwyd's production of Saint Joan presented by Duncan C Weldon|
|1993||David Glass for the David Glass ensemble production of Gormenghast, on tour||Charles Cusick-Smith for The Plough And The Stars at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester|
|1992||Gregory Hersov for Romeo And Juliet and A View From The Bridge at Manchester Royal Exchange||Neil Warmington (set), Ben Ormerod (lighting) and Mic Pool (sound) for Life Is A Dream at West Yorkshire Playhouse|
|1991||Patrick Sandford for The Winter Wife and Much Ado About Nothing at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton||Simon Vincenzi for Thrse Raquin at Nottingham Playhouse|
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