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The Whatsonstage.com Awards will be presented tonight at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre.
The Awards from the UK's leading theatre website are the only UK event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public.
I am backing:
Best Actor - Benedict Cumberbatch, Frankenstein, National Theatre (obviously!)
Best Supporting Actress - Catherine Tate, Season's Greetings, National Theatre (although I also wanted to back Jemima Roper, One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre)
Best Supporting Actor - Oliver Chris, One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre (although I also wanted to back Mark Gatiss, Season's Greetings, National Theatre)
Best Ensemble Performance - London Road, National Theatre - COME ON LONDON ROAD!
Best Solo Performance - Ruby Wax, Losing It, Duchess
Best New Play - Collaborators by John Hodge, National Theatre
Best New Comedy - One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, National Theatre - COME ON ONE MAN, TWO GUVS!
Best New Musical - London Road, National Theatre - COME ON LONDON ROAD!
Best Shakespearian Production - The Tempest, Theatre Royal Haymarket - COME ON RALPH FIENNES!
Best Director - Nicholas Hytner - One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre - COME ON NICK HYTNER!
Best Set Designer - Jon Bausor - Lord of the Flies, Open Air (better than Frankenstein!)
Best Choreographer - Kate Prince - Some Like It Hip Hop, Peacock
London Newcomer of the Year - Kara Tointon - Pygmalion, Garrick
Best Off-West End Production - The Riots, Tricycle
Best West End Show - War Horse, New London
Theatre Event of the Year - The National's opening of its Paintframe as a one-off performance space (although I also wanted to back Danny Boyle's return to the stage with Frankenstein and his alternate casting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the leads)
As this is based on the theatregoer's vote, and I voted, and at least some theatregoers must surely feel the same as me, I am hoping at least a few of the horses that I am backing will be first across the winning post tomorrow!
We shall see!