Barclays Theatre Awards 2002 winners announced


Barclays Theatre Awards 2002 winners announced

Winners of the Barclays Theatre Awards 2002 , presented by the Theatrical Management Association, have been 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 were held on Sunday 13 Oct 02 at the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, London, hosted by the comedian and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.

Winners are......

BEST ACTRESS
Diana Quick for English Touring Theatre’s GHOSTS

BEST ACTOR
Corin Redgrave for THE BROWNING VERSION at Derby Playhouse

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mairead McKinley for Shared Experience Theatre’s THE CLEARING on tour

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jimmy Chisholm for AMADEUS at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

BEST DIRECTOR
Emma Rice for Knee High Theatre’s THE RED SHOES on tour

BEST DESIGNER
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

BEST NEW PLAY
GAGARIN WAY by Gregory Burke, Traverse Theatre Company in association with the National Theatre Studio 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

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.

THE EQUITY AWARD FOR BEST SHOW FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
LIFEBOAT by Nicola McCartney, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company in association with Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh on tour

THE BARCLAYS AWARD FOR MOST WELCOMING THEATRE
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA
Scottish Opera for DIE WALKÜRE and SIEGFRIED

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
Christopher Hampson for DOUBLE CONCERTO, an outstanding new ballet in a fine year for repertory at English National Ballet

THE STAGE AWARD FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN REGIONAL THEATRE
Mind the Gap theatre company

***THE ECLIPSE AWARD
Contact Theatre, Manchester. Special commendations - Leicester Haymarket; Nottingham Playhouse; Tricycle Theatre, London; New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich.

*** 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.


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