Sheffield Theatres nominated for four Theatre Awards UK
Sheffield Theatres is delighted to announce several productions from its autumn 2011 and spring 2012 seasons have been nominated for this year’s Theatre Awards UK.
Sheffield Theatres has been nominated in four different categories: Best New Play, Best Supporting Performance, Best Performance in a Musical and Best Musical Production.
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, the Crucible’s 2011 Christmas musical directed by Jonathan Munby, has received two nominations: Best Musical Production and Best Performance in a Musical for Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans‘ portrayal of the leading role, Robert.
Aiden McArdle has been nominated in the Best Supporting Performance category for his witty and compelling portrayal of East German spy, Günter Guillaume, in Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning play, Democracy. This critically-acclaimed production, which appeared on the Crucible stage in March 2012 as part of Sheffield Theatres’ Michael Frayn season, subsequently transferred to the Old Vic Theatre, London in June.
Nominated for Best New Play is Lungs, written by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Associate Director, Richard Wilson. Lungs premièred in the Studio Theatre as part of The Roundabout Season, a trio of new plays staged by Sheffield Theatres and Paines Plough in October last year. This week The Roundabout Season opened at Shoreditch Town Hall in London, ahead of a national tour.
Speaking about the nominations, Daniel Evans, Artistic Director commented:
‘I am absolutely delighted that our work in Sheffield has been recognised with four nominations at this year’s Theatre Awards UK. We are extremely proud of the work we produce for the city region in Sheffield and it is particularly edifying to see our productions achieve national acclaim. Theatre Awards UK celebrate the breadth and diversity of the work which happens throughout the United Kingdom – and it is wonderful to play a significant role in that ecology.’
The winners will be announced at an invitation-only lunchtime ceremony at London’s historic Guildhall, on Sunday 28 October 2012.
For full details of all of the nominations click here