Barclays Theatre Awards 2002 nominations announced


Barclays Theatre Awards 2002 nominations announced

The nominations for the Barclays Theatre Awards 2002 , presented by the Theatrical Management Association, are announced. These UK awards are for excellence in all aspects of regional theatre. Theatres throughout the UK have participated in the Awards and more than 1,000 productions have been seen.

This year’s Awards Presentation will be held on Sunday 13 Oct 02 at the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, London at 5.30pm and will be hosted by the comedian and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.

Following the Arts Council of England’s Eclipse Report on strategies for combating racism in theatre, the Barclays Theatre Awards are to introduce the new Eclipse Award to recognise an organisation or individual whose work furthers the aims of the Report. Applications are now being invited for the Eclipse Award and all entries will be considered by a panel of judges appointed by the Theatrical Management Association. The winner will be announced at the Barclays Awards Presentation.

BEST ACTRESS
Amanda Donohoe for The Royal Exchange Theatre Company’s HEDDA GABLER
Kathryn Howden for VICTORY, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh
Diana Quick for English Touring Theatre’s GHOSTS

BEST ACTOR
Adrian Dunbar for CONVERSATIONS ON A HOMECOMING at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Pete Postlethwaite for SCARAMOUCHE JONES, Rebbeck Penny and Bristol Old Vic on tour
Corin Redgrave for THE BROWNING VERSION at Derby Playhouse

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Dorothy Atkinson for EDEN END at West Yorkshire Playhouse
Mairead McKinley for Shared Experience Theatre’s THE CLEARING on tour
Una McLean for Borderline Theatre’s PERFECT DAYS at The Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow and on tour

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Richard Attlee for Shared Experience Theatre’s THE CLEARING on tour
Michael Begley for HOBSON’S CHOICE, produced by Jenny King for The Touring Consortium, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Theatre Royal, Plymouth on tour
Jimmy Chisholm for AMADEUS at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

BEST DIRECTOR
Lucy Bailey for STAIRS TO THE ROOF, a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the Minerva Theatre
Sean Holmes for COMEDIANS, Oxford Stage Company by arrangement with David Aukin for ACT Productions and in association with the Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Emma Rice for Knee High Theatre’s THE RED SHOES on tour

BEST DESIGNER
Imogen Clöet for NOIR, Northern Stage Ensemble and Live Theatre at Newcastle Playhouse
Simon Higlett for ELIZABETH REX at Birmingham Repertory Theatre produced in association with Duncan C. Weldon and Paul Elliott for Triumph Entertainment Ltd, and for Nuffield Theatre Southampton’s THREE SISTERS in association with Theatre Royal Bath Productions on tour
Philip Whitcomb for LOVE IN A MAZE, a Watermill, West Berkshire Playhouse production.

BEST NEW PLAY
GAGARIN WAY by Gregory Burke, Traverse Theatre Company in association with the National Theatre Studio on tour
MOTHER CLAP’S MOLLY HOUSE, a play with songs by Mark Ravenhill with music by Matthew Scott, National Theatre on tour
TINY DYNAMITE by Abi Morgan Paines Plough and Frantic Assembly with Contact, Manchester on tour

THE BARCLAYS AWARD FOR BEST TOURING PRODUCTION
ROSE RAGE adapted from Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays by Edward Hall and Roger Warren, a Watermill West Berkshire Playhouse production
THREE SISTERS (Nuffield Theater Southhampton production), by Anton Chekhov, translated by Ronald Hingley, presented in association with Theatre Royal Bath Productions
THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov, English version by Tom Stoppard, Dundee Rep Theatre Company on tour

BEST MUSICAL
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, produced on the New York stage by Harold Prince, original New York stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, a Watermill, West Berkshire Playhouse production.
Sheffield Theatre’s HIGH SOCIETY music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Arthur Kopit, additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry, also based on The Turner Entertainment Co. Motion Picture High Society. Original Broadway production produced by: Lauren Mitchell and Robert Gailus, Hal Luftig and Richard Samson, Dodger Endemol Theatricals in Association with Bill Haber. Originally produced by American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco CA. Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, Heather Kirchen, Managing Director at the Crucible.
Rodger’s and Hart’s ON YOUR TOES music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, book by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and George Abbott presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger ltd on behalf of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatre Library of New York at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre

THE EQUITY AWARD FOR BEST SHOW FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Company of Angels’ HANNAH AND HANNA by John Retallack at the Battersea Arts Centre
LIFEBOAT by Nicola McCartney, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company in association with Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh on tour
RED, RED SHOES by Charles Way inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes, a Unicorn production in association with The Place on tour

THE BARCLAYS AWARD FOR MOST WELCOMING THEATRE
The Byre Theatre of St Andrew’s
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA
Mark Elder and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for EURYANTHE at Glyndebourne
Opera North for ALBERT HERRING
Scottish Opera for DIE WALKÜRE and SIEGFRIED

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
Thomas Edur and Agnes Oaks of English National Ballet, the country’s leading classical partnership brilliantly illustrated this year
Christopher Hampson for DOUBLE CONCERTO, an outstanding new ballet in a fine year for repertory at English National Ballet
Royal Ballet Sinfonia for their playing of scores for ballet throughout the year


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