Finally we get a year where shows that have won awards and been nominated are still in London. HORRAY!
Here are they are…
Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre) won two awards – Best Actress in a Musical for Amber Riley, who, in her West End debut, plays Effie White, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Adam J Bernard, who plays the band’s manager Jimmy Early . Read more about the show and book here
School of Rock (New London Theatre) you could say this was the biggest award winner of the night because all three groups of children who rotate at performances playing their instruments live on stage won for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
Read more about the show and book here
Our Ladies of Perpectual Succour (Duke of York’s Theatre) won the award for Best New Comedy when it performed at the Noational Theatre last August. Now set to transfer to the West End for a limited run, this is going to be the hottest ticket in town this Spring. Read more about the show and book here
Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) won for Best Musical Revival and I must say I can see why. It’s a tremedously moving production and very happy to see it return to Regent’s Park this summer. Do not miss it! Read more about the show and book here
Nominated shows are as follows :
The Girls (Pheonix Theatre) nominated for Best Actress in a Musical is the ensemble cast who portray “The Girls” which include Debbie Chazen, Sophie-Louise Dann, Michele Dotrice, Claire Machin, Claire Moore and Joanna Riding; also nominated for Mastercard Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical : Ben Hunter. Read more about the show and book here
Half a Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre) The outstanding Charlie Stemp was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical and I’m at a loss as to why he didn’t win (it went to Andy Karl for the Old Vic’s production fo Groundhog Day); also nomitated were Emma Williams and Ian Bartholomew in the Best Actress/Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical categories respectively. I’m surprised this happy family freindly show didn’t pick up anything on the night. Read more about the show and book here
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre) nominated for Best New Comedy. I can sum up this fantastic farce in five words It Is Very Very Funny. Read more about the show and book here
The Glass Menagerie (Duke of York’s Theatre) Nominated for everything and the kitchen sink, the hard hitting Tenessee Williams drama takes its final curtain call on Saturday 29th April.
Read more about the show and last chance to book here