Last week we announced the winners of our Golden (A) awards in Film and Television, with acclaimed independent critical darling Beasts of the Southern Wild taking home Best Film and CIA thriller Homeland being selected as Best Television Series.
We now turn our attention the very finest in theatre, taking into consideration the wealth of theatre productions both West End-based and touring in 2012. Any performances seen in early 2013 (for instance Book of Mormon, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert the Musical, Cats and The Rocky Horror Show) will all be in contention for next years awards and were too late to be considered for this years awards (2012 performances only!).
Please note that naturally the nomination process can only take into consideration performances and films which have actually been viewed and as such are at the editors discretion. Think of them as our (A)musings 'Editors Choice' of the Year awards.
With fewer categories being awarded in Theatre, we are presenting the complete nominations and winners for each category.
BEST THEATRE VENUE OF THE YEAR - LONDON/WEST-END
This award takes into consideration the impact and quality of the venue, the enthusiasm, professionalism and passion of its staff and representatives, and overall quality of visit for a theatre-going experience.
* The Cambridge Theatre (Matilda the Musical)
* The London Palladium (The Wizard of Oz)
* The Piccadilly Theatre (Viva Forever)
* The Queen's Theatre (Les Miserables)
* Theatre Royal Drury Lane (Shrek the Musical)
WINNER: The London Palladium (The Wizard of Oz)
BEST THEATRE VENUE OF THE YEAR - REGIONAL/TOURING VENUE
This award takes into consideration the diversity and quality of theatre content the venue provides visitors, the quality and performance of its staff and representatives, and again overall quality of visit for a theatre-going experience.
* The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
* The Birmingham Hippodrome
* The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
* The Malvern Theatres
* The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
WINNER: The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION
* JENNIFER ELLISON performing as 'Paulette Buonufonte' - Legally Blonde the Musical
* LINZI HATELEY performing as 'Madame Thenardier' - Les Miserables
* HATTY PRESTON performing as 'Minty' - Viva Forever
* JOSIE WALKER performing as 'Mrs Wormwood' - Matilda the Musical
* JULIE YAMMANEE performing as 'Christmas Eve' - Avenue Q
WINNER: JULIE YAMMANEE performing as 'Christmas Eve' - Avenue Q
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION
* EDWARD BAKER-DULY performing as 'Hickory/Tin Man' - The Wizard of Oz
* CAMERON BLAKELY performing as 'Thenardier' - Les Miserables
* STEVE FURST performing as 'Mr Wormwood' - Matilda the Musical
* NEIL MCDERMOTT performing as 'Lord Farquaad' - Shrek the Musical
* LIAM TAMNE performing as 'Enjolras' - Les Miserables
WINNER: NEIL MCDERMOTT performing as 'Lord Farquaad' - Shrek the Musical
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION
* CYNTHIA ERIVO performing as 'Deloris Van Cartier' - Sister Act
* HALEY FLAHERTY performing as 'Miss Honey' - Matilda the Musical
* AMY LENNOX performing as 'Doralee Rhodes' - 9 to 5: The Musical
* ISOBELLE MOLLOY performing as 'Matilda Wormwood' - Matilda the Musical
* KATHARINE MORAZ performing as 'Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut' - Avenue Q
WINNER: ISOBELLE MOLLOY performing as 'Matilda Wormwood' - Matilda the Musical
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A THEATRE PRODUCTION
* BERTIE CARVEL performing as 'Miss Trunchbull' - Matilda the Musical
* CHRIS HOLLAND performing as 'Jean Valjean' - Les Miserables
* TAYLOR JAY-DAVIES performing as 'Young Pip' - Great Expectations
* SAM LUPTON performing as 'Princeton/Rod' - Avenue Q
* ALEX NEE performing as 'Johnny' - American Idiot
WINNER: BERTIE CARVEL performing as 'Miss Trunchbull' - Matilda the Musical
BEST THEATRE PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
* AMERICAN IDIOT - UK Tour, Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
* AVENUE Q - UK Tour, Coventry Belgrade Theatre
* LES MISERABLES - The Queen's Theatre, London
* MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Cambridge Theatre, London
* SISTER ACT - UK Tour, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
WINNER: LES MISERABLES - Cambridge Theatre, London
Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners, the standard was incredibly high to say the very least!
2013 is already providing to be a brilliant, diverse year for theatre and we look forward to celebrating the best of it with our golden (A) awards next year! Until then, stayed tuned to (A)musings for the latest in reviews and features for not just Theatre but Film and Television also, we've got some exciting developments and content coming very soon!