The winners of this year’s Empty Space… Peter Brook Awards have been announced today (4 November 2014) at the National Theatre in London.
25th EMPTY SPACE…PETER BROOK AWARD 2014
EMPTY SPACE…PETER BROOK AWARD – £2,000
WINNER: Unicorn Theatre – “for its wonderful introduction to the classics as well as contemporary theatre for children”.
NOMINEES: Theatre503, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Park Theatre, Union Theatre, The Orange Tree Theatre
DAN CRAWFORD INNOVATION AWARD – £2,000
WINNER: Latitude Festival – “for its fantastic festival, with tons of venues, that grows in gigantic stages each year covering theatre, music, art, and dance where you can camp and stay as long as you wish.”
PETER BROOK FESTIVAL AWARD – £2,000
WINNER: Kill the Beast – “a company that specialises in physical comedy and gorgeous visuals for boundary-pushing theatre, for which it received a cheque of £2000 and will be featured in the New Diorama Festival”
PETER BROOK SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
WINNER: Toni Racklin and Louise Jeffreys of the Barbican Theatre – “for turning it into the most important international arts centre in London for foreign companies.”
Lyn Gardner (Guardian), Dominic Cavendish (Telegraph), Mark Shenton (The Stage & Stage Blog), Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard), Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out), and Blanche Marvin (London TheatReviews + founder of the awards). The nominees are the Unicorn Theatre (Purni Morelll), Union Theatre (Sasha Regan), Theatre 503 (Paul Robinson), Orange Tree Theatre (Paul Miller), Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (Andrew Hilton) and Park Theatre (Jez Bond).
The consultants are: Michael Billington (Guardian), Susannah Clapp (Observer), Jeremy Kingston (The Times) and Paul Taylor (The Independent).
MARK MARVIN RENT SUBSIDY AWARD – £1,500
WINNER: Pippa Frith Productions at Birmingham Rep Door
PETER BROOK/ EQUITY ENSEMBLE AWARD – £2,000
WINNER: Antic Disposition
Peter Wilson (producer of The Woman in Black at the Fortune), Laura Collier (head of the National Theatre Studio), Thelma Holt (West End producer) and Blanche Marvin (publisher/critic of London TheatReviews + founder of the awards) are the judges. Julian Bird of SOLT is the administrator.