October 27th, 2013

Me with Red Ribbon

Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2013: Longlist Announced

Rory Kinnear (Iago) and Adrian Lester (Othello) in the National Theatre's Othello. Both Adrian and Rory have been longlisted in the Best Actor category.
Photo credit: http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/london-evening-standard-theatre-awards-2013-the-longlist-8901349.html

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2013 longlist was revealed on Friday (25 October). The Awards will be given out on Sunday 17 November in a ceremony taking place at the Savoy Hotel.

These are the longlisted candidates I am backing:

Best Actor:
John Heffernan, Edward II (National Theatre Olivier)
Adrian Lester, Othello (National Theatre Olivier)

Best Play:
Chimerica, Lucy Kirkwood (Almeida & Harold Pinter)
The Dark Earth And The Light Sky, Nick Dear (Almeida)
Handbagged, Moira Buffini (Tricycle)

Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical:
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

Best Director:
Nicholas Hytner, Othello (National Theatre Olivier)
Jamie Lloyd, Trafalgar Transformed (Trafalgar Studios)

Best Design:
Lizzie Clachan, Port (National Theatre Lyttelton)
Es Devlin, Chimerica (Almeida)

Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright:
Jessica Swale, Blue Stockings (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer:
Kate O’Flynn, Port (National Theatre Lyttelton)

The full list of awards and longlisted candidates can be found here: