We are absolutely delighted that both Standing at the Sky’s Edge and Life of Pi brought home wins at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards.
Life of Pi won four awards, including: Best New Play, Best Director for Max Webster, Best Design for Nick Barnes, Finn Caldwell, Carolyn Downing, Andrzej Goulding, Tim Hatley and Tim Lutkin and Best Performance in a Play for Hiran Abeysekera.
Standing at the Sky’s Edge, directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie, written by Chris Bush and with music from Richard Hawley, won Best Musical Production.
Robert Hastie, Artistic Director at Sheffield Theatres, said: ‘We are so proud to have won five UK Theatre Awards. These awards recognise the talent and expertise of our brilliant actors and artists as well as the dedicated staff who realise the ambitious vision for our work. Standing at the Sky's Edge and Life of Pi made a huge impact on our audiences, with countless people telling us how moved and overwhelmed they were when they saw them.
'To have the industry recognise the significance of these shows too is an affirmation of how important it is to invest in new work and to continue to take risks on our stages.’