The Stage newspaper has revealed the winners of its annual The Stage Awards.
Winners include the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury and Battersea Arts Centre as Theatre of the Year; the New Diorama Theatre in London as best Fringe Theatre of the year; and Company Three’s When This Is Over for Community Project of the Year.
Michael Harrison and his Michael Harrison Productions has won Producer of the year. Harrison produces The Drifter’s Girl at the Garrick Theatre, recently put on Pantoland at the London Palladium, the current tour of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and the forthcoming London production of Oklahoma!.
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane has won Theatre Building of the Year. Part of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LW Theatres group, the theatre has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment, reopening in June 2021 and currently housing Disney’s Frozen The Musical. Theatre Green Book scooped the Innovation of the Year award for its contribution to the climate emergency. And Digital Project of the Year was won by the National Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet.
A special Unsung Hero award was also dedicated to all of the understudies and covers across UK theatre who have kept the business going trhough the Covid pandemic.
Winners – The Stage Awards 2022
Theatre of the Year – sponsored by Cabbells:
WINNER – Battersea Arts Centre, London
Donmar Warehouse, London
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
WINNER – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Royal and Derngate, Northampton
Fringe Theatre of the Year:
Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
WINNER – New Diorama Theatre, London
Theatre Building of the Year – sponsored by Concord Theatricals:
Hall For Cornwall, Truro
WINNER – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
Producer of the Year:
Ellie Keel Productions
WINNER – Michael Harrison Productions
David Pugh Productions
Innovation of the Year – sponsored by Charcoalblue:
Donmar Warehouse’s multi-cast production of Constellations
Inc Arts’ Unlock
WINNER – Theatre Green Book
Digital Project of the Year – sponsored by ETC:
Metcalfe Gordon Productions’ Romeo and Juliet
WINNER – National Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet
The Show Must Go Online
Community Project of the Year – sponsored by Evolution Productions:
WINNER – Company Three’s When This Is Over
English National Opera’s Breathe project
Horsecross Arts’ Gig on a Truck
Good Chance Theatre’s Little Amal
LUNG, the Lowry and Gaddum’s work with young carers
Unsung Hero Award
WINNER – Understudies and covers
See our AWARDS section for more Awards news