Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards – Winners 2012

Awards announced: 15 January 2013, Prince of Wales Theatre London

Best New Play:
The Effect by Lucy Prebble
Cottesloe Theatre at the National, London, in a co-production with Headlong
award presented to Lucy Prebble by Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical (new or revival):
Merrily We Roll Along
Menier Chocolate Factory, London
award presented to David Babani (Artistic Director, Menier Chocolate Factory) & Maria Friedman by Kate Bassett, Independent on Sunday

Best Actor:
Adrian Lester in Red Velvet
Tricycle Theatre, London
award presented to Adrian Lester by Michael Billington, The Guardian

Best Actress:
Hattie Morahan in A Doll’s House
Young Vic Theatre, London followed by a revival from 2nd April 2013.
award presented to Hattie Morahan by Heather Neill, freelance

The John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance:
Simon Russell Beale in Timon of Athens
Olivier Theatre at the National, London
award presented to Simon Russell Beale by Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

Best Director:
Benedict Andrews for Three Sisters
Young Vic Theatre, London
award presented to David Lan (Artistic Director, Young Vic Theatre) by Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out

Best Designer:
Miriam Buether for Wild Swans
Young Vic Theatre, London, in a co-production with American Repertory Theater & Actors Touring Company
award presented to Miriam Buether by Simon Edge, Daily Express

Most Promising Playwright:
Lolita Chakrabarti for Red Velvet
Tricycle Theatre, London
award presented to Lolita Chakrabarti by Jane Edwardes, Sunday Times

The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer (other than a playwright):
Denise Gough for Desire Under the Elms
Lyric Hammersmith, London
award presented to Denise Gough by Susannah Clapp, The Observer

Special AwardL
Shakespeare’s Globe for Globe to Globe
award presented to Dominic Dromgoole (Artistic Director, Shakespeare’s Globe) & Tom Bird (Executive Producer, Shakespeare’s Globe & Festival Director, Globe to Globe) by Matt Wolf, International Herald Tribune


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