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Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012: Winners
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The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012 were awarded on Sunday 25 November at a glamorous Awards ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel.

Congratulations to all the Winners but, in particular, to:

Best Director - Nicholas Hytner for Timon of Athens (National’s Olivier)

Best Actor - Simon Russell Beale for Collaborators (National’s Cottesloe)

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress - Hattie Morahan for A Doll’s House (Young Vic)

Charles Wintour Award For Most Promising Playwright - Lolita Chakrabarti for Red Velvet (Tricycle)

Beyond Theatre Award - Danny Boyle and his creative team for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics

Lebedev Special Award - Nicholas Hytner for his dynamic directorship of the National Theatre

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Nick Hytner, Director of the National Theatre
Photo credit: http://www.standard.co.uk/arts/theatre/nicholas-hytner-makes-impassioned-plea-against-arts-cuts-8349132.html

The full list of winners can be found here:
http://www.standard.co.uk/arts/theatre/hattie-morahan-takes-best-actress-crown-at-evening-standard-theatre-awards-8348965.html

And this is why they won!:
http://www.standard.co.uk/arts/theatre/evening-standard-theatre-awards-why-our-judges-chose-the-winners-8349073.html

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And best musical Sweeney Todd! :-))

Yes, I know! I only gave a special mention to those productions that have, and always will have, a special place in my heart!

Sweeney Todd was the only winner from the Evening Standard Theatre Awards list that I actually saw! Apart from parts of the Olympic opening ceremony on the telly of course. Mea culpa. I even missed the NT Live screening of Timon of Athens. :-/

Sweeney Todd has a special place in my heart thanks to the Tim Burton film that first drew me into this Sondheim musical. I was really pleased to be able to see a first class live theatrical performance of it for the first time this year. :-)

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