Tuesday, January 24, 2012

U.K. honours for National fare

The Nation's Theater emerged triumphant in the U.K.'s Critic's Circle Drama Honours, taking five of nine available nods. Inside a show of strength, the venue's haul was spread across four productions. Benedict Cumberbatch required the actor kudo for Danny Boyle's manufacture of "Frankenstein," that also received the look jerk for set designer Mark Tildesley. Richard Bean's Gotham-bound "One Guy, Two Guvnors" won for brand new play, while Mike Leigh required the director trophy for their own play "Grief," and also the Peter Hepple Award for musical visited experimental tuner "London Road," by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork. Remaining four honours reflected the diversity based in london theater, with spoils split between commercial, not-for-profit and fringe venues. Sheridan Cruz, champion of the 2011 Olivier on her perf in "Legally Blonde," nabbed an award on her highly recognized submit Trevor Nunn's Theater Royal Haymarket revival of Terence Rattigan's "Flare Path." Eddie Redmayne acquired the John and Wendy Trewin Award for Shakespearean perf for "Richard II" in the Donmar Warehouse. Within the new talent groups, the promising playwright laurel visited Tom Wells for "Your Kitchen Sink" in the Rose bush Theater, and also the Jack Mess Award for promising newcomer visited helmer Blanche McIntyre on her productions of "Accolade" and "Foxfinder" in the Finborough Theater. Contact David Benedict at benedictdavid@mac.com

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