2019 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards

Andrew Scott, Juliet Stevenson and Sharon D. Clarke win at 2019 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

A Very Expensive Poison and Come From Away have taken the awards for best new play and best new musical respectively, as the winners for the 2019 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards were announced at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 11th February 2020.

Andrew Scott took home the award for best actor for his performance in Present Laughter at the Old Vic, with Juliet Stevenson and Sharon D. Clarke both receiving an award for best actress for starring in The Doctor and Death of a Salesman respectively.

The full line-up of award winners are listed here:

2019 Critics' Circle Theatre Award winners:

Best new play - A Very Expensive Poison at the Old Vic

Best new musical - Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre

Best actor - Andrew Scott for Present Laughter at the Old Vic

Best actress - Juliet Stevenson for The Doctor at the Almeida Theatre and Sharon D. Clarke for Death of a Salesman at the Piccadilly Theatre

Most promising newcomer - Sam Tutty for Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre

Best Shakespearean performance - Hammed Animashun for A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Bridge Theatre

Best director - Jamie Lloyd for Evita at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre and Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre

Best designer - Tom Scutt for A Very Expensive Poison at the Old Vic

Most promising playwright - Jasmine Lee-Jones for seven methods of killing Kylie Jenner at the Royal Court

Special award for services to theatre - Paule Constable

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